Last night we were the neighbors cooking outside, making everyone within a block radius jealous. The smells coming from the BBQ were intoxicating.
We tried grilling salmon on a cedar plank (which you can get pre-soaked for about $3 from Pacific Fresh). We mixed up 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 T grainy mustard, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and spread it on the fish before and throughout cooking.
On the side was a rice pilaf, also done on the grill. We had leftover rice and shrimp curry, so we mixed those along with more spices and herbs, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper, in a tinfoil package. After about 25 minutes, dinner was served.
It was a calm, gorgeous evening, so we ate outside.
Summer, feel free to stay a while.
Have you ever cooked anything on a cedar plank?
Do you like to eat outside?