What a tasty combo tonight! Planned on planked salmon, because the college kids (daughter, son & his roommates) requested it while home for Thanksgiving break. Since they’re in season, I also had pomegranates on hand. Who knew that the two foods would be in perfect harmony?
So, here’s the recipe for the dry rub, courtesy of Coastal Cuisine™, Inc. Grilling Planks, available at Costco.
Coastal Cuisine™ Dry Rub
A tasty all around dry rub for seafood, chicken and vegetables
Mix the following together:
- 2 tbs kosher or coarse salt
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tbsblack pepper
- 1 tbs garlic power
- 1 tbs dried basil
- 1 tbs paprika
- 1 tbs dried tarragon (optional)
Coastal Cuisine™ Cedar Planked Salmon
- 1 filet of fresh salmon
- 3 tbs of Coastal Cuisine™ Dry Rub seasoning
- 1 cedar plank, soaked*
- Set salmon, skin side down on soaked plank. Season with Coastal Cuisine ™ Dry Rub.
- Place plank on preheated grill with low to medium eat. Grill for 10–20 minutes with lid closed, until salmon flakes easily. Serves 4.
*Submerge plank in water, 20 minutes–4 hours.
OK, there’s your standard tasty grilled planked salmon. (Which I’ve made many times.) ho…hum…
But, this time, we sprinkled pomegranate seeds on the salmon at the table. Wow! Little explosions of fruity tarty juices over smokey, spicy w/touch of caramelized brown sugar and…YUM!
I served this with sides of roasted zucchini/yellow squash/grey squash, sprinkled with toasted onions and wild rice pilaf, sliced raw veggies and rolls. Easy, peasy!
Best part…no leftovers! 2 filets/planks eaten up by 7 diners. Room in the fridge and cooking mojo left for tomorrow’s (Thanksgiving) cooking marathon. ;-)