Last Saturday, my husband and I decided to grill a beautiful salmon fillet we picked up at the grocery. It was a fabulous piece of fish. Wild-caught… a deep, rich color… perfect!
I usually use a simple lemon-olive oil marinade for my salmon, but on this particular evening, I wanted to do something special.
I decided to make a marinade with fresh ginger, soy sauce, garlic and a splash of Cointreau. Cointreau is an orange-flavored liquor I use when making Margaritas. The Cointreau added an unexpected burst of flavor to the grilled salmon.
I grilled the salmon on a cedar plank that was soaked in water for about an hour. The plank “steams” the fish and it’s the flakiest, juiciest fish you’ve ever tasted.
1 salmon fillet
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Cointreau
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 clove garlic, grated
Soak the plank for at least one hour.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Prepare the marinade by whisking together in a small bowl the olive oil, Cointreau, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
Pour the marinade over the salmon and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
After the salmon has marinated, place it on the plank on the grill and grill on a medium high heat for 20 minutes.
Remove salmon from the grill and serve.