Summer BBQ: Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Nothing screams Summer quite better than a good BBQ. Whether you are the host bringing the most or if you are attending a (safe) social gathering, a few blogging friends and I are sharing our go to recipes for you too knock it out of the park (or backyard that is!). I will be sharing my go to favourite BBQ dish to host at any gathering, and at the end, I will link my friends pages so you can see what amazing, mouth-watering dishes they have come up with for you!

For me, one of the best smells in the world is a cedar plank grilling on the BBQ. If you have not smelt that, just wait till you eat what we grill on it.

It sounds fancier and more complicated than it is, but trust me, it takes less than a half hour from start to finish (as long as you have soaked the cedar planks prior to prep and cook time), and everyone will be saying it is better than restaurant salmon (I may have gotten that a few times).

Let’s get right into it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 1 ½ lbs of Salmon
  • 2 Cedar Planks (typically the sizing can vary on cedar planks but I slice my salmon in half and it fit on two boards I purchased from Superstore. You can also find a package of planks here)
  • 1 Lemon (cut into slices)
  • Seasoning (below)

Seasoning

  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley

Directions:

** Soak cedar planks according to instructions.

All planks soaking time varies based on size and thickness. (Typically and where from 2-4 hours)** 

  • Turn grill on to medium-high
  • Mix all seasoning into a bowl
  • Take sliced lemons and place on cedar plank (I use about three per plank)
  • Season salmon on all sides, and press seasoning into salmon to really stick, and place on top of planks (on top of lemons)
  • Place planks directly on grill approximately 15 minutes (ensure internal temperature reaches 135 degrees)
  • Take off the grill and enjoy!

See! I told you it was easy. As I mentioned, the only thing that takes the most time is soaking the planks. Grilling with a dry plank won’t give as much flavor to the food you’re cooking, since much of the flavor comes from the water evaporating out of the plank as it’s exposed to the heat of your grill. Also, you definitely don’t want to put a dry piece of wood on a hot, burning grill as you are risking a fire.

I hope you found some Summer grilling inspiration for your next BBQ. If you are going to a gathering, you can cook this ahead of time and add the salmon to a garden salad. A smoky cedar flavored salmon on a bed of greens is absolutely delicious.

If you decide to give this a try, tag me and I would love to re-share it to my stories on Instagram! Now don’t forget to check out my friend’s posts on their blog and their Instagram below for more amazing BBQ dish ideas!

Kayla – Blog & Instagram // Bria – Blog & Instagram // Danielle – Blog & Instagram // Lisa – Blog & Instagram // Renee – Blog & Instagram // Stephanie – Blog & Instagram // Laura – Blog & Instagram // Sylvia – Blog & Instagram

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Soft & Chewy Mini Egg Cookies

Sundays are for self care, and I definitely think baking cookies are included in a list somewhere! If not, then I am adding to mine. 

I have seen a few of these recipes going around for Mini Egg Cookies and I had to give it a try. Especially since we are approaching Easter! It took everything I had not to eat the entire bag before making the cookies. I had to hide them from the rest of the family too. 

Like everything I cook or bake, I tend to read 5-10 recipes online, pick and choose from each one that seems to be consistent and read the comments on what people have tried & changed with them. Then I proceed to make whatever it may be. So I never really stick with one recipe and I am always tweaking here and there, but this is what I am going to be adding to my recipe book, and hopefully yours too!

These are super easy and quick to whip up which is a bonus!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup salted butter (softened, not melted)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ½ tsp of vanilla
  • 1 cup of whole mini eggs
  • ½ cup of mini eggs (chopped, put in ziplock bag to crush)
  • optional : ½ cup of chocolate chips (I normally add this to half a batch)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In large bowl, mix white and brown sugar, vanilla, and butter
  • Add eggs, and mix
  • In second bowl, mix flour & baking soda
  • Slowly add dry ingredients and stir to combine
  • Dough will be soft and sticky
  • Mix both whole and chopped mini eggs into dough
  • Drop 1 – 1 ½ tbsp of mixture onto non stick cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes (cookies should be soft when pulled out)
  • Let cool & enjoy!

See! Super easy and quick to make, and they do not disappoint! They were gone so quickly in my house and they are now a staple to bake every Spring/ Easter!

Let me know if you make these cookies. I think Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are definitely my next bake! Happy Sunday x

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