Say hello to summer with our heavenly Vanilla Salmon on Cedar Wood. This exquisite dish brings together the sweetness of vanilla and the spiciness of soy sauce in a delicious marinade that infuses salmon. The fish is then grilled over cedar wood, which gives it an extra flavor. Served with a touch of lemon and fresh herbs, this salmon is both a treat for the palate and a feast for the eyes.
For the salmon:
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 cedar board (soaked before grilling)
For the marinade:
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 vanilla bean (from super premium vanilla)
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- lemon slices
- Fresh herbs (like dill or parsley)
Start with the marinade. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, and minced garlic. Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the pulp. Add the vanilla seeds to the marinade and stir well.
Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Make sure all sides of the salmon are coated in the marinade. Cover the shell and let the salmon marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
Soak the cedar plank in water for at least an hour before grilling.
Preheat the grill and place the soaked cedar plank on the cooking grates. Place the marinated salmon fillets on the board.
Grill the salmon over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is slightly translucent and flaky. Exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the salmon and the heat of your grill.
Carefully remove the salmon from the grill and let it sit for a few minutes. Serve the salmon with lemon wedges and garnish with fresh herbs.
This Vanilla Salmon on Cedar is a perfect dish for warm summer evenings. Its exceptional taste and attractive appearance will delight both your taste buds and your eyes. Bon appetit!