Friday, November 13, 2009

Alder - Pit Salmon

Here is a great way to cook salmon and steelhead. It seems like more of a summer recipe, but since the steelhead and salmon are running right now it came to mind. Use a whole side of Salmon fillet.

Use the marinade of your choice or:
1 part olive oil
1 part soy sauce
fresh garlic, pressed
spices to taste - thyme, rosemary, oregano, ...

Dig a pit in the size of a large weber grill.
Salmon can be marinated or not.
Build a fire in the bottom and let it burn down to coals.
Gather a big bushel of green alder leaves.
Wrap the marinated salmon in tinfoil.
Prick some holes in the tinfoil with a fork
When coals have burned down, place half of the green alder leaves in the pit
Put the wrapped salmon side in
Put the other half of the alder leaves on top.
Let smolder for 1/2 an hour.
Carefully dig out and serve.

Moist and smoky at the same time.

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