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Making my wife a wonderful dinner....

EggHead09EggHead09 Posts: 52
edited 8:14PM in EggHead Forum
My wife would like fresh aspargus and salmon for dinner. Can I get some ideas on how to prepare them. Im thinking about grilling the aspargus to give it some grill marks. But I am not so much sure what to do with the salmon. I do have some unused alder planks...Any help would be greatly appreciated!



  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    here is what max said about planking some salmon

    Salmon, Plank, Cedar, Mad Max Beyond Eggdome

    1 submerge plank in water for 4 hours. . .get egg at 425 degrees dome temp....put plank directly on the grid for about 5 minutes till you hear it 'crackling'. ..lay the salmon on the plank (in this case, coated with olive oil and dizzy pig raging river rub). .. ..cook for about 12 - 14 minutes.. . squirt some fresh lemon juice on it about halfway through. ...
    2 delicious. ..and not as smokey as you might think .. ...

    Recipe Type
    Main Dish, Seafood

    Recipe Source
    Author: Mad Max Beyond Eggdome

    Source: BGE Forum, Mad Max Beyond Eggdome, 12/08/05

    i also ran across something by jake42 that might be some help also here it is

    Salmon, Plank, Jake42

    I've done a few planked salmons. I usually get the fire between 350 and no more than 400. A lot of people put the fish on the soaked plank and put it on the grill. I have found that soaking the plank, seasoning the plank with your favorite seasonings, then putting the plank on the grill until it starts to smoke. Then I put the seasoned fish on the plank. And yes, when I use cedar planks it does impart a nice cedar flavor to the fish. I don't get the same intensity with alder so I soak it in wine.Just my 2 cents.

    Recipe Type
    Main Dish, Seafood

    Recipe Source
    Author: Jake42

    Source: BGE Forum, Jake42, 02/15/06

    the asparagus is really simple i used olive oil salt and pepper and just threw them on


    if you have lemon slices it makes the salmon look really good ;)

    happy eggin


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  • EggHead09EggHead09 Posts: 52
    That's wonderful just what I am looking for!!!! Thanks for the advice.

  • Matt. Good for you and good for your wife!
    I made this 2 nights ago, almost like Bente's recipe, only I put fresh dill on top.


    Just don't overcook it whatever you do.

    Tampa, FL
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Alder is perfect for salmon.



    Caledon, ON


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,238
    EGGcellent picture. Looks like it is frothing at the mouth.
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