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Swimming Upstream (salmon)

Finally got around to doing some salmon on the BGE - man this was good.  I basically followed the recipe here:


It looked really good to me and relatively easy.  You basically develop a glaze that's a mix of brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and mustard.  Then you cook the salmon direct for about 8 minutes.  The only thing I changed up was that instead of S&P, I pasted the fish with some of DP's Raging River Rub.  I let the rub sit in a good half hour before putting the salmon on the grill.

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The recipe calls for direct cooking over medium heat (WTH - it's a BGE recipe - can't you say what your dome temp is???), so I set it up at 450 dome.  That might have been a bit hot, but these came out absolutely perfect so I can't complain.  The recipe also calls to flip them after about six minutes, but they were already a bit too flaky for me to do that, so I just left them on another two.  Here's the pic of them fresh off the BGE:

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I made some wasabi mashed potatoes to go with:

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These were great!  Super easy and just a little bit of heat.  Here's the plated pic:

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Definitely a must-do-again.  The salmon had just the right amount of flakiness to it, while still being very moist.  The glaze is just about perfect.  SWMBO (who doesn't like seafood) actually ate a serving of this, so that's a win.  

Not sure why it took me this long to cook salmon on the Egg.  It's a crowd-pleaser.  
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Comments

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Yes! Looks spot on.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • Salmon is always a great choice and yours looks great!

    NW IA

    2 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 22.5 WSM, 1 Smokey Joe

  • Looks awesome!  I'll have to remember the recipe.  I've only done salmon indirect -- about 1.5 hours at 225 degrees.  I like the idea of getting it done quick as a way to change it up.  Like the twist you took with the Dizzy Pig Raging River; that stuff is fantastic.  
    Eggin', craft beer and good cigars.  Tampa, Florida
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 987
    Excellent looking meal!! Your post reminds me I haven't done any fish on my Egg, something your post shows me I need to correct real soon.
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    Makes me want to cook some seafood. Salmon looks great.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,837
    Nice!  I think this recipe is on deck for a one night this week.  Thanks for sharing!


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Looks awesome!  I'll have to remember the recipe.  I've only done salmon indirect -- about 1.5 hours at 225 degrees.  I like the idea of getting it done quick as a way to change it up.  Like the twist you took with the Dizzy Pig Raging River; that stuff is fantastic.  

    I imagine the fish takes on quite a bit less smoke this way. I could tell it was cooked on the BGE, but it wasn't overly smoky like you can get for longer cooks.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Wasabi mashed potatoes...just butter and wasabi powder/paste? Like the sound of that with fish.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Wasabi mashed potatoes...just butter and wasabi powder/paste? Like the sound of that with fish.

    Mashed potatoes, garlic, butter, wasabi. It's amazing with salmon or tuna.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,956
    Aw yeah !!  Gonna have to try this..  Great plating, too!

    Was direct raised?
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited January 2014
    Dude!  That looks fantastic John!  Great pics!   ;)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Aw yeah !!  Gonna have to try this..  Great plating, too!

    Was direct raised?

    Not raised, just plain old direct. SS grid.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


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