Thursday, September 17, 2009
Chili-Crusted Salmon with Roasted Red Potatoes
Salmon on the grill is one of my most favorite summer treats and this recipe is TOPS! Combining the chili powder and the brown sugar give this a kick of chili flavor with a side of sweetness. I made it for years just as the oven recipe directs until I found Cedar Wood Planks at Costco.
OH my! If you've never grilled anything on cedar, you're in for a BIG surprise! Just the aroma of the smoldering cedar coming from under the grill lid is enough to start those taste buds watering. The smokiness from the cedar is definitely NOT overpowering in any way, but adds a light finishing touch to an already great recipe! PLUS, you can reuse the cedar planks over and over until there's nothing left to them!
Chili-Crusted Salmon & Roasted Scalloped Potatoes
from Remedies for the I Don't Cook Syndrome by Janet Peterson
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 skinless salmon fillets (or one LARGE fillet with or without skin)
1 pre-soaked cedar wood plank
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar and salt (I double seasonings for more intense flavor).
In a separate microwaveable bowl, toss potatoes with chopped green onions, oil, pepper and 1/3 of the chili mixture. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes or until crisp tender. Put into grilling basket or aluminum foil type "basket".
While potatoes are cooking, rub remaining chili mixture on salmon. Spray pre-soaked cedar plank with non-stick spray and place chili-rubbed salmon onto plank.
Place both onto the grill away from direct heat. Grill for about 15 minutes , or until fish flakes easily and potatoes are tender. Garnish with additional chopped green onions.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar and salt. In a 9x13-inch glass baking dish, toss potatoes with chopped green onions, oil, pepper and 1 Tbsp. Chili mixture. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.
While potatoes are cooking, rub remaining chili mixture on salmon. Place Fillets over potatoes and bake, uncovered, 10-12 minutes longer, or until fish flakes easily and potatoes are tender. Garnish with additional chopped green onions.
Made with Love by Gourmified