Cedar Planked Salmon: Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen #SeafoodWeek

Salmon cooked on a cedar plank on the grill. Sheer simplicity and perfection!

Cedar Planked Salmon | Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic | This is one seriously delicious recipe!

Hey peeps, how is everyone doing today? I am beyond spectacular. Why? Well, because salmon makes me happy. Salmon cooked on a grill on top of a cedar plank makes me ever happier. So you could say I’m super spectacular today. It’s like regular spectacular but I’m running around the house with a cape on today. Or a towel tied around my neck like a cape. Which is sort of the same thing, right.

Welcome to Week #2, Day 6 of Seafood Week. I am beyond thrilled my amazing blogging friends all agreed to do this for me. And by do this for me I mean do all my work for me while I sit around watching Netflix all week. I love my bloggy peeps so very much. They are my heart. Finding friends in life with a shared passion is a pretty amazing thing. I’ve met some of the coolest, sweetest people through blogging. I feel so lucky to do what I love for a living. I feel even luckier I get to do it amongst people I adore so very much.

Today I welcome one of those very special friends to the blog. I adore Veronica so very much, she is such a sweetheart. She blogs at My Catholic Kitchen, and she takes some of the prettiest pictures around. We met eons ago through the blogs and have stayed close friends since. Veronica is just one of those down to earth kind of gals, so we get along swimmingly. She is gracing us with her presence today, and she brought some heavenly salmon to share. I heart her. Please welcome Veronica to the nut-house today.

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Hi Yall!

I am so excited to be guest posting for Kim here at Cravings of a Lunatic!

I remember the first time I met Kim.

Cue the dream sequence harp sounding music.

It was a few years ago and we both made Foodbuzz top ten, it was my first time so I remember it as if it was yesterday.  She congratulated me and I thought what a wonderful crazy name for a blog. We have been blogger friends ever since.

I think I can speak for everyone when I say Kim has been instrumental in sharing her blogger knowledge with all of us. For that I am very grateful. So of course when she mentioned she wanted to take sometime off, I jumped at the chance to guest post to help her out.

Kim picked a seafood theme and living in Virginia Beach I have access to a lot of seafood. I have very fond childhood memories of crabbing and fishing along the Chesapeake Bay.

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Also close to home is Colonial Williamsburg. This is where they have many old working plantations where they still practice historical cooking and preservation techniques. Which brings me to my recipe of Cedar Planked Salmon. Planked cooking was first introduced to the colonists by the Native Americans here in Virginia. It is no wonder the colonists loved this way of cooking. Grilling on natural wood imparts a slightly smoky flavor that cannot be compared to anything else. Perhaps the colonists love it so much because it naturally makes your grilled foods moist and delicious.

soaked cedar plank

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Cedar Planked Salmon: Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen
Salmon cooked on a cedar plank on the grill. Sheer simplicity and perfection!
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chipolte powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 ounce salmon filets
  • 1 cedar plank soaked
  • honey for drizzling
  1. Preheat your grill to medium low heat.
  2. In a small bowl combine sugar, salt chipolte powder, cumin and pepper.
  3. Place soaked plank on preheated grill. Close lid and allow to heat for about three minutes. Turn the plank over with your tongs and place salmon on heated side of plank. Close the lid and grill for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from grill and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
Recipe and Photo Credit to My Catholic Kitchen

Cedar Planked Salmon | Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic | This is one seriously delicious recipe!

Veronica, I have to tell you salmon cooked on a cedar plank is one of my favourite things in the entire world. My Dad loved salmon, and salmon fishing. So we grew up eating a lot of it and really appreciate good salmon. This is such a classic way to prepare it, and in my humble opinion one of the best ways to cook salmon. So thanks for sharing this with us. It’s a real treat for me.

Cedar Planked Salmon | Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic | This is one seriously delicious recipe!

Thank you so much to Veronica for being here today. I am so thrilled she agreed to guest post for me. I seriously want to run outside right this minute and make some salmon on the grill. This salmon to be exact. It looks so good!

Make sure you swing on by Veronica’s blog, My Catholic Kitchen to follow her. You can subscribe to get email updates which is a super cool way to get the latest recipes sent right to your email. You can also follow her on Facebook, which is one of my favourite ways to scroll through recipes quickly each day. Veronica is also on Twitter so you can get instant recipe updates. She’s also on Pinterest so make sure you swing by there to follow her boards.

Today concludes Seafood Week. Thank you to all my amazing blogging friends for filling in for me this week, and last month. A special shout out to Christiane of Taking On Magazines. She celebrated her birthday this week. Stop by her blog to wish her a Happy Birthday!

As per Seafood Week rules, here are some more embarrassing photos of me. I swear there are so many I could do this every day and never run out of photos to share. My folks really got a kick out of taking photos of us to use for blackmail later in life. Then we continued the bad photos into our adulthood. I blame my folks. They twisted us at a young age.

Wait for it:

Kim with Grand-dad and Grandmother Mahaney

This is me with my grand-dad and grandmother at their anniversary party! I think I was 15 or 16.

 Wait for it:

Kim with Grand-dad and Grandmother Mahaney

So sweet right. Awe, isn’t Kim just the nicest, cutest, most well-behaved young lady on the planet.

Bam…there it is:

Ken, Scott and Kim

What are the chances are 3 of us would close our eyes at the same time? Pretty good if we were all drunk. We had the adults fooled until we all insisted on getting spaghetti at 3 am. Hungry drunks!

More Seafood Week Recipes from my Awesome Buds:

Movita Beaucoup’s Lobster Pasta Salad

Cooking in Stilettos’ Coconut Almond Crusted Cod

Dinners, Dishes and Desserts Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

Crazy Foodie Stunts Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress

Crumb’s Saganaki Shrimp

That Skinny Chick Can Bake’s Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers

Try Anything Once’s Stuffed Clams

Curry and Comfort’s Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani

Rants from My Crazy Kitchen Cajun Crab

It’s Yummi’s Crab ‘n Bacon Pepper Sliders

Taking On Magazines’ Low Country Boil

Toodles and smoochies! xx 

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  1. says

    Salmon is one of my favorites… and I have never done the cedar plank route. I need to give that a try. :) Love the drunk eyes closed photo… LOL! :)

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