Black garlic and lime add even more flavor to smoky grilled cedar plank salmon. You won’t have to wait long for this paleo and gluten-free recipe to be cooked up; it’s done in a snap and will surly satisfy!
Boy, do I have some salmon to share! I have 3 highlights of this dish. My love of black garlic, grilling on a cedar plank, and Sizzlefish salmon! We’ll start with the last one first. I was finally blessed and hooked up with my first Sizzlefish delivery! Imagine the joy when an 11 pound box of wild caught Sizzlefish arrives at your door. It’s a great feeling 😉
I chose the Wild Ocean Blend for my review, which included: Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sablefish (Black Cod), Atlantic Cod, and Haddock! 14 fillets of wild, quality fish, all for me 😉 I knew I had to make something special for the blog, with my favorite fish, salmon! So that’s where highlight #2 comes in. Black garlic! I adore my black garlic, and when Frieda’s send me some, I also cry with joy! I knew it would also be the perfect thing to flavor some salmon with.
Black garlic has that balsamic-like deep “kinda sweet” garlic taste. So I wanted to brighten that up a bit more with some fresh, zesty lime juice! Keeping it simple though, I wanted to really let the salmon shine, and the additional flavors to be wonderful background notes for the senses. My cooking method of choice, however, was the glorious cedar plank! I told you about this a few weeks ago, remember? Well, when cooking this salmon, it was my second try at the cedar plank and grilling fish of any kind.
I learned from my first experience with grilling fish and grilling using a cedar plank was that it does not take long. At all. Especially one portion. When I bake fish in the oven, it ranges from 12-15 minutes depending on the fish and the temperature. On the grill, it takes from 5-7 minutes. And as long as you sock the plank for 2 hours (which I did), you won’t start a fire, even when you cook the fish for 15 minutes on the grill :P. Let’s just say that first try resulted in a very dry piece of sad salmon and a BLACK and smoldering piece of wood that would have caught fire if I’d left it a minute longer.
I get freaked out cooking animal products. That’s one of the many reasons why I don’t bake with eggs, etc. But for my chicken and fish, I cook it so I KNOW I won’t die. I’ve eased up a bit of the last few years as I’ve learned more and more about the art of cooking, but I still prefer something over cooked then slightly under. Needless to say, I enjoy grilling fish, and using a cedar plank now! (You can even use a cedar plank in the oven apparently). The smell of the cedar paired with the black garlic…o…this salmon was to die for! And if the smell was that good, I knew the taste would be even better!
Black Garlic & Lime Cedar Plank Salmon
- Soak your cedar plank for 2 hours in water, before grilling.
- On your salmon fillet, peel and rub 2 cloves of black garlic into the flesh.
- Sprinkle on some onion powder, black pepper, and oregano to your liking, then squint on the lime juice and place the 2 lime slices on top of the fish.
- Place you salmon on the cedar plank and then, on a preheated grill, grill the salmon (cover down) for 6-8 minutes, or until fully cooked and it flakes apart.
Simple but so flavorful! You can make however many pieces you want of course, but I just had me to feed 😉 So Sizzlefish, cedar planks, and of course black garlic, all get a double thumbs up from me! Fermented garlic loaded with antioxidents, omega 3 and protein packed salmon, the tastes, aromas, you’re tummy (and mouth) with love you!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever grilled on a cedar plank? The first cedar plank (the one that almost caught fire), I had to leave on the grill and fling the fish off onto my plate since the plank was…flaming a bit 😛
+ Are you a purposeful over-cooker like myself?
**I received this package from Sizzlefish for my honest blog review…and enjoyment. And boy did I (still am) enjoying all the fish!**
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