So then the chef says, “Barbecued Salmon?”
That’s right, folks. The Wannabe TV Chef is back from another fun day of cooking demonstrations and today’s menu included BBQ Salmon. My first thought when I got my material was, “Barbecued Salmon?” I of curse did not put enough thought into it. The most popular salmon recipes usually include a sweet glaze like honey/lemon, Teriyaki, or sweet and sour sauce. The unifying them is caramelized sugar. BBQ sauce will certainly do that. What I had not accounted for was the smoke flavor that the KC Masterpiece imparted on the salmon.
Other than the sugar in the sauce the dish was really quite healthy. The recipe is below so enjoy. BBQ SalmonServes 4Preparation Time: 15 min.
Fresh Salmon Filets 4 ea
Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 oz
K.C.® Masterpiece OriginalBarbecue Sauce
1/2 CupLemon Juice 3 TbsSpice Islands® Sea Salt
Spice Islands® Black Peppercorn
1. Cut Whole Fresh Salmon Fillet into (4) 5oz portions
2. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Lemon Juice onboth sides of fish.
3. Coat Salmon with Barbecue Sauce4. Heat Oil in a hot sauté pan to medium high. Cook salmon for3.5 min. on both sides.5. Reduce heat and cook for 8 min.(until internal temperature of150 degrees) turning frequently.6. Remove fish from pan and brush with Barbecue sauce.
I then went to a friends house and fixed a Hors d’oeuvre called a cigar. I made it with smoked cheddar, roast beef and Phillo. Real quick – slice the cheese into sticks roughly 3” long and 1/2” thick and wrap with a piece of roast beef. Roll the whole thing up in a few sheets of Phillo and bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Everyone in attendance liked them – some really loved them as they were and some (myself included) felt that the smoked cheddar was a little too strong a flavor. In the future I think I will try them with smoked Gouda and prosciutto instead.