Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grilled Salmon Cedar Wraps


I have never wrapped my fish up in cedar wood paper before. It is not something that would have occurred to me as something cool to do. However, I found some of this cool Fire and Flavor Cedar paper at the grocery store. Last night I wrapped up some marinated salmon, some carrots from our garden and some zucchini from the farmer's market in these beautiful packets.

The result was exactly what I had hoped for. (although the salmon didn't get cooked quite long enough. I should have given it another minute or two.) Subtle but refreshing flavors. Salmon (or the pink fish as it is sometimes called) always gets eaten in our house but I really loved the hint of cedar flavor in this dish.

We served it with a side of edamame and roasted peaches with mascarpone.

Asian Salmon with Vegetables
Serves 5 

2 TB Soy Sauce
2 Tsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp of Chinese five spice
1 carrot cut into thin strips
1/2 medium zucchini cut into thin strips
3 Scallions cut into thin strips
5 -- 6 oz salmon fillets
5 Cedar Papers, soaked for 10 minutes.

Combine soy sauce, olive oil and chinese five spice in a zip top plastic bag. Add salmon and toss to
coat. Marinate for 10 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium heat (about 400 degrees). Remove salmon from marinaded and season each fillet with salt and pepper. Place one fillet on center of each paper. Top with equal amounts of zucchini, carrots and onion. Drizzle with a little of the marinade.

Fold edges of paper over the fillets and secure with cotton string.

Place packets on grill and cook 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from grill, unwrap and enjoy.

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