Nothing like bonfires on the beach to celebrate an impending wedding, not to mention the start of summer on the West Coast.
One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest (PacNoWe as it's known to some) is the access to fantastic seafood. It is now salmon season, specifically, Copper River Salmon, which is thought by many to be the best kind of salmon there is. It comes at a hefty price, but it's pretty worth it, especially if you have a no-fail, always delicious recipe. This is my parent's standard, whip up the marinade and put it on the grill. My Father is something of a master at the grill. He says he's tried other salmon recipes from time to time, but this is the best. The gold standard. Ceder planks? They overwhelm the fish, he says. Baking? Just so-so. Outdoor grilling? Just right. The is the Goldilocks of salmon dishes. I tend to believe him when he says things like this. He has good taste.
So, while I did not officially cook this dish, I did procure the recipe. Family secret no more!
Grilled Marinated Salmon
recipe courtesy of my Parents (which they've used for 25 years)