The story starts in May 2010. Elizabeth and I were adventuring on Vancouver Island with some friends when we decided to stop into a local winery. We ended up at Cherry Point Winery where I found a Pinot Gris which I immediately though should be paired with Salmon. Fast forward two years, in May 2012, and that bottle of wine became the inspiration for my weekly entry.
The recipe used for the salmon and sauce is from Epicurious, though I did not make the mustard mashed potatoes. In the morning I started soaking my cedar planks in a baking sheet full of water, and threw together the glaze. I let the glaze simmer while I read my email and scanned Google News. Before dinner, I drained the water from the baking sheet, and assembled the green onions, salmon fillet and glaze on the baking sheet, and cooked as directed in the oven. The time given at Epicurious was perfect for the thick end of the fillet, but too long for the thin end.
|Cedar planks to add a wonderful smokey flavor|
On the side, I sauteed asparagus, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. I wanted to keep the side dish colorful and light while not taking the spotlight off the salmon.
|Sauteed vegetables on the side|