Cedar Plank Fish for Recipe Friday
For several years I’ve wanted to make fish on my Traeger, but my first attempt to cook the fish in aluminum foil like I do vegetables didn’t work out very well. It turned out mushy and the flavor was not that great.
But a couple of weeks ago we found a new product at Costco – cedar planks for grilling. They are about $1 per plank with 6 in a pack. Each plank is a single use item, but for the price they seem worth it.
The weekend before last when I went grocery shopping the fish counter looked really good and fresh, so I decided to try out the cedar planks. As first I was just going to get some cod, but then I noticed that some of the shellfish was buy-one-get-one so I got some shrimp and scallops, too.
It all turned out so delicious that I thought I would share.
Cedar Plank Fish
1 – 1 ½ lbs cod filets
¼ lb peeled, deveined shrimp
¼ lb scallops
2 strips bacon
Lemon herb seasoning
Brush cod filets with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon herb seasoning and salt. Place on cedar plank. Skewer shrimp, 5 – 6 per skewer. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon herb seasoning and salt. Place on cedar plank with cod. For the scallops, place scallops in the center of a piece of aluminum foil. Cut bacon into small pieces and add to foil. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon herb seasoning and salt. Close up foil packet, leaving a small vent in the top.
Preheat Traeger to 350°. Place cedar planks on grill and cook for 15 – 20 minutes. Add scallop packet to the grill after the first 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size of the scallops. (The ones I got were very small, and only needed less than 10 minutes of cooking time).
Remove planks and aluminum packet from the Traeger. Be careful not to let the juice to run off plank. Serve with lemon and tartar sauce.
We also had Grilled Asparagus with this. It was so yummy!
I’ve been wanting to try those cedar planks. It sounds like it would be really good.
This all looks soooo good, Linda! Though I don’t have a Traeger, you help give me healthier ideas to try on hubby! 🙂 and of course, if he doesn’t like it, I will just have to eat it. haha! God bless you and your family!
Deb, You could do this same recipe on a regular barbeque. You just have to watch and make sure to keep flame flare-ups down. 🙂 This recipe is definitely healthier than steak, but given the choice I’d usually still pick a yummy rib eye. Peace, Linda