I began soaking an alder plank in water for an hour. I trimmed all of the skin and dark fatty meat from the fillets (the dark fatty meat has a strong fishy smell that can overtake the flavor of the fish).
|Great color on these filets.|
|Seasoned and ready for the grill.|
I set the BGE up for direct cooking at 400º and placed the soaked alder plank on to preheat for about 5 minutes.
|That BGE logo probably doubled the cost of this particular plank.|
|This picture does not do these fish justice. |
They looked amazing when I pulled them off.
I definitely made the right move trimming the fish the way I did. I had never used Alder wood for cooking and was pleasantly surprised at the flavor it imparted on the fish. The cooking time was perfect and the fish just melted in my mouth. I love some good salmon.
|A few bites in.|
Plated with salad, potato salad, pasta salad, and garlic green beans.