Thursday, June 21, 2012

Grilled Salmon and Smoked Bratwurst

We were having some friends over for dinner tonight that we haven't see in awhile.

What to cook??

They all love my blog, so I gotta make it good!

Grilled salmon and smoked brats, with grilled veggies and roasted potatoes!

Dijon Salmon (9 servings)

  • 9 salmon portions
  • soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • salmon seasoning - about 1/2 teaspoon per portion
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (optional)

I took 3 half-salmon fillets out of the freezer, thawed them, rinsed them and patted them dry. Sounds like a nursery rhyme!

I sprinkled each fillet with a little soy sauce, then topped them with a thin layer of Dijon mustard.

Then I sprinkled each one liberally with my salmon seasoning.

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons caraway
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
      Mix together well.

Cook on a hot grill (or bake at 450*) for 10 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when pushed on with the side of a fork.

Next, optional, you can sprinkle with break crumbs (or, my favorite, crushed up Trader Joe's Everything Crackers!!) and drizzle with olive oil.Grill or broil for about 2-3 more minutes to crisp up the crumbs.


Nate smoked Bratwurst in the smoker for a few hours with apple wood chips.


I cut up a bunch of veggies into large pieces, tossed them in a balsamic vinaigrette and grilled for about 10 minutes just as the fish was being pulled off the grill.


I cut up about 3 lbs of red potatoes into large pieces as well, and tossed them with olive oil, about 2 tablespoons melted butter, salt and pepper and a ton of fresh herbs. Then I baked them in a 450* oven for about 45 minutes, stirring gently every 10-15 minutes.


Fabulous food and ever better company!


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  1. Fantactic, yum yum yum yum! Smoked is better than just bbq for sure. Super juicy and no lost flavor! Ive tried Salmon 100 ways but never this recipe. Creative and delicious Candy!!

    1. Thanks Josh! I'm so glad you guys liked it! We'll have to do dinner again next time you are in town.