It’s funny how our tastes change as we get older. When I was young the only seafood I ate was king crab, jumbo lump crab, shrimp, lobster, clams and tuna out of a can. Every Christmas my family had a seafood feast with all of them and my grandmother made what we call burned butter. The butter is browned to where it is almost burned and the flavor is incredible. I’ve had drawn butter for lobster and clams at fine dining restaurants and there is no comparison, burned butter reigns superior in my book.
That was about all the seafood I had growing up because my mom lead me to believe the rest was not good. Salmon was not an option to me, it was fishy so that was out, well…according to my mom it is fishy so I assumed it was too. Today I eat it raw and just about any other way. I love salmon and I love to use my grill. I hope you enjoy my Asian Salmon in Cedar Paper.
8-10 oz piece of slamon with skin on
Paper Cedar Wraps
8-12 French green beans
1/2 carrot julienne
1 green onion, green part only and sliced down the middle
Asian Marinade Ingredients
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Add all ingredients into a glass bowl, stir well and pour 2/3 of marinade into a small zip lock bag and hold.
Place salmon into marinade in zip lock bag and marinate for 20-minutes in refrigerator.
Place cedar wrapper in water and allow to rest until salmon is finished marinating. In a small pot bring 3-inches of salted water to a boil, add carrots and green beans and blanch for 1 1/2 minutes. Drain water and immediately place vegetables into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking for 2-minutes to retain a vibrant color. Remove from ice water, pat dry with paper towel and toss with remaining marinade. Remove salmon from refrigerator and allow to rest for 10-minutes. Place cedar wrapper on a place and using tongs place salmon in the center of cedar wrapper. Place vegetables on top of salmon and add green onion. Fold wrapper over salmon and vegetables and using string wrap around cedar wrappers. Turn one section of burners off on grill and place cedar wrapped salmon on area with no flame. Close lid and cook for 12-16 minutes depending on your preference and thickness of salmon.