Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cedar Plank a-fire

I've made a lot of bread in the last 2 weeks, but the pictures have all been either non-interesting, or the bread was devoured before I could find the camera; some variations on herb bread for the bread machine, herbs with cheddar and onion, (parsley, dill, chives, rosemary, etc.), and then a few loaves of onion cheddar by hand. Sunday I made buttermilk-onion-cheddar bread, which John said was the best yet. But he always says that.

We tried out the cedar plank on the grill - I soaked it in water, then added wine and lemon, and put a lovely pink salmon filet on there. The filet took forever to cook, only finishing up after I'd forgotten about it and the cedar plank was in flames. Now that I would love a picture of, but when one opens the grill and flames leap out in an attempt to devour one's face, the last thing one thinks of is where's-the-camera. Good thing the planks are disposable.

Oh, and I made this with the salmon, too, which was just unbelievably delicious with the fresh dill and tomatoes. Next time, I want to use dried beans, and I'll soak them for awhile. The salad really does look just like the picture in the recipe.

DJ arrives for a week today - which means we've stocked up on serious booze, and I can also try out all the dessert recipes I've been hanging onto for too long. Like this. And this. And this, even though it's kind of trashy because you use a box mix. But blackberry wine! And then I'll need gym and Jillian time.


Anonymous said...

I have a FAB recipe for a black forest souffle that also uses a box. And cherry brandy. It's FANTASTICALLY trashy a-la Good Housekeeping circa 1982. YUM!

Anonymous said...

OH! And Mark uses planks all the time - if you need tips, he's always willing to hand them out, when it comes to grilling!

Erin Stocks said...

Send me that recipe! I have cherry brandy to use up.

The blackberry cake was like crack. Amazing.

Is Mark handing out tips, or planks? Because our planks were burned to a crips, and I need new ones! :)

I miss you!!!!!!!!!