This is the second recipe in my “Salmon Series.” I am writing this series for a couple of reasons. First, I want you to get out there and grill! Secondly, I want to give you some easy recipes to show you that grilling great food doesn’t have to be hard. Of the recipes in the Salmon Series, this one for Miso Glazed salmon on a Cedar Plank is probably the most complex, and it’s still a snap.
What is Miso?
Miso is a japanese product made from soybeans. It’s most known for “miso soup,” but don’t let that be the only thing you use it for as it is brings the umami! Miso is mainly available in “colors.” White miso is the mildest, red miso is the strongest. There are other variations, but those are the two you see most in the States. This recipe uses white miso so as not to overpower the salmon. This simple glaze incorporates a great asian flair to the salmon, and is so full of flavor.
How to grill on a cedar plank-
First, soak the cedar planks for at least an hour (two is better.) Fill a large baking dish with water, lay in the cedar planks, and set a glass or something heavy on them to keep them submerged. Rotate after 30 minutes. Before grilling, lay the planks down on the grill until they are smoking. Flip them over, brush with a little of the miso glaze, then lay on your salmon pieces. For this recipe, I was trying out a new “open grill.” Don’t make my mistake, cook on a grill with a cover, and set up a two zone fire (one side hot and one side medium. Close the grill between basting so the fish can also get a baking effect.
The salmon turned out fantastic! I adjusted the times in the recipe for using on a closed grill. Now get out there and get grilling!