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A Mid-Winter Taste of Spring

About this time of year, when I have had my fill of roasted squash, green beans, mushrooms and all of the flavors of fall and winter, I get a craving for the brighter flavors of spring.  This dish satisfies that craving perfectly.
 steelhead trout
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Cedar Planked Salmon with Fennel Salt

There is simply no better dish for entertaining than cedar-planked salmon.  Probably the most loved fish, this preparation elevates a nice fillet of salmon to something truly special.  In the summer, I like to prepare this dish on the grill, but in the winter, I make it in the oven, and it’s almost as good.

This preparation couldn’t be easier.  The keys to this dish are a cedar (or alder) grilling plank, and fennel salt.  The wood imparts a smoky, earthy flavor and fennel imparts a bright herbaceous quality.  


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