I too was able to watch this being done first hand at the Ontario Zaarfest. The recipe is straight forward and easy to follow and the end result will WOW your guests. The taste was amazing. I plan to make this for dinner guests real soon.
I didn't have to think for even 1 second how many stars this dish warranted. Many, many more than the 5 permitted! I am not a fish lover but would eat this at every opportunity. The presentaion is stunning and the taste amazing. I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed this at a recent Zaarfest. I look forward to the opportunity of wowing my guests with this at a dinner party. Thanks so much Toolie!
I also was at the Zaarfest at the Ponderosa, and watched the Chef in action. What can I say? I don't really like Salmon, this dish totally changed my opinion. Toolie made it look so easy, and the sauce is just to die for. Thanks Toolie !!
Awesome recipe as prepared by the chef at a recent Zaarfest. One of these days I will have to try making it myself.
This is awesome. I watched The Diva prepare it at a Zaarfest. I also ate it. Yummy.
As other chefs have said, this is very easy to prepare with well written instructions. Its even easier when the Diva does the prep and you get to stand and watch the demonstration. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I have submitted several fotos taken at various stages of the demo. The fish is very tasty, more sweet than savoury - with or without the dipping sauce. I would like to try it as a cold dish another time. Thanks for posting!
This was so good. I did it for Grey Cup and had lots of compliments. It really is quite simple, although I think next time I'll just prepare it on a baking sheet and transfer to the cedar plank the next day. Definitely will make this again. Thank you.
I made 4 planks (2 whole filleted fish) for a function today. I cooked these in the oven last night, and served them cold as part of a buffet. They were really well recieved and I spent a lot of time explaing how I did them. They are really quite simple to do, and are beatiful when finished. The smell as the cedar heats is wonderful, and the fish tastes even better. Thanks Toolie, you made me look like a star today.
OMG! This was wonderful and not nearly as complex as it sounds in the instructions - in fact, it was darned easy as the instructions were so clear and easy to follow. I used 5 lb salmon fillet and served 8 generously. Because it was too cold, I had to set aside my intent to bbq on a cedar plank and I baked the fish in the oven - for my 5 lb fillet, I needed just over 35 minutes (38 to be precise). The presentation is awesome (you HAVE to try this for a dinner-party) and the fish has a lovely sweet/savouriness. The apple butter sauce is gilding the lily, but I love excess and dabbed my fish with it continuously. Because of the richness of the dish, I went very simple on the sides and just had steamed, buttered asparagus and some couscous. Toolie - this was so good - thank you so much for bringing it to my attention.