Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cedar Plank Salmon

This is a really quick and easy recipe. It's kind of cheating but who said there were rules to this cooking at home blog anyway. I found this vacuum packed and frozen salmon on a cedar plank in my grocers frozen seafood section. I just saw a special on TV about how quality frozen and smoked salmon is because it is packaged immediately after being caught, directly at the source. I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. This cost $10, takes 20 minutes and feeds 1.

Cedar Plank Salmon

1 10oz cedar plank salmon, defrosted overnight in the fridge
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 430. Open defrosted salmon and place on the middle oven rack. Let it cook for 14 minutes. While it is cooking; mix the sour cream (you could use yogurt or creme fraiche) lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove the salmon and garnish with the cream sauce and some sliced lemon.

This is super easy and was one of the best tasting salmon pieces I have had in a long time. The salmon is wild (not farm raised) and meat had a great texture. I already stocked up on a few more so I have a great meal in a few minutes when I don't feel like going all out cooking. Enjoy!

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