If summer is for grilling brats, hot dogs, and burgers, then fall is for grilling up some fish. As the weather starts to cool down a bit, people start to try different things and if that sounds like you, then today’s blog should come in handy! At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, we absolutely love doing things that are a little bit out of the ordinary when it comes to grilling. Sure, there are always going to be things that you consider your go-tos, but it’s never a bad idea to do a bit of experimenting.

For many people the idea of grilling fish can be somewhat intimidating, but in our experience, the things that are intimidating on the grill are only intimidating because you’ve never tried them before. Fortunately for you, we’re here to walk you through it every step of the way.

Fire Up the Grill

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just cooking a romantic dinner for two, grilled salmon is a perfect addition to the menu. Trust us when we say that this is one meal that’s better made on your grill than it is in any restaurant. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Salmon filets
  • Garlic infused olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Your favorite hard cider

For this recipe, we’ll actually be grilling the fish on a cedar plank instead of directly on the grill. Your local home improvement center should have some cedar planks, as should the nearest grocery store, but you can also order them on Amazon if you’d prefer.

Getting Everything Ready

The first step in this recipe is soaking your cedar planks in the previously mentioned hard cider. This is going to impart a truly incredible flavor and it allows you to customize your fish to suit your side dishes or just to create something you know you’re going to enjoy. Whether you opt for a seasonal hard cider or go with an old favorite, you’ll want to soak your cedar planks for at least a couple of hours if you are able.

Anything over two hours will be overkill, but you’ll want to make sure to get at least an hour and a half of soaking time. In the meantime, preheat your grill to medium heat and give it about fifteen minutes to come to the right temperature.

Let’s Start Grilling!

Now we get to the best part–actually grilling up the fish! Add your cedar planks to the grill and place your salmon on top of them with the skin facing downwards. From here, brush your salmon with the garlic-infused olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Close the lid and step away for awhile.

In about fifteen minutes, you’ll be set! Of course your grilling time will vary depending on the size of your salmon and the unique properties of your grill, so check in on them after about ten minutes.

Plate and Serve

You’ll want to remove the skin from each salmon filet before eating it, but once that’s complete, you can plate them up and add just a dash of lemon juice to the top to help bring out all of the complexities of the flavor.

Salmon goes perfectly with a grilled baked potato with just a bit of butter on top as well as some fresh green beans, asparagus, or broccoli. Trust us when we say that you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to grill up your own gourmet dish. Your friends will marvel at your grilling abilities and you’ll be able to bask in the delicious goodness that comes along with making your own food. Pretty easy, wasn’t it?

What’s Up Next on Your Menu?

At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, we want to make your life just a little bit easier by sharing our favorite grilling tips, tricks, and recipes that are easy enough for beginners to handle but complex enough that anyone will enjoy the depth of flavor that comes alongside our dishes. Stay tuned because we’ll continue to bring you more recipes just like this one that are sure to be the perfect item for dinner parties, nightly dinners, or even weekend lunches. Until next time, friends and neighbors!