The rich smoky flavor of the cedar plank infuses the King Salmon as it grills. A marinade combining Florida orange juice, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and cider vinegar further enhances the flavor and glazes the fish.
2 cups Florida orange juice
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon orange zest, chopped
6 (6-ounce) King salmon fillets
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 bunch asparagus
2 Florida oranges, cut in wedges
6 cedar planks*
* Available at most seafood counters
Combine orange juice, brown sugar and cider vinegar in small saucepan. Bring to simmer; cook over medium heat until reduced to ⅔ original volume. Whisk in Dijon mustard, thyme and orange zest; remove from heat. Divide and reserve.
Place salmon fillets in nonmetallic baking dish. Pour ½ of citrus glaze over salmon; reserve remaining glaze. Marinate salmon in refrigerator for 30 minutes. While salmon is marinating, soak cedar planks in cold water to cover for at least 30 minutes.
Place salmon fillets on cedar planks; season with salt and pepper to taste. Preheat grill to medium-high. Place planks on grill and close lid. Cook fish approximately 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Brush salmon with reserved citrus glaze every few minutes while cooking. To check for doneness, slide a sharp knife tip into the center of the thickest part of the salmon. Remove fish from heat just as soon as it turns from translucent to opaque throughout. Salmon will continue to cook when removed from heat.
Wash and clean asparagus; place in grill basket. When salmon is almost cooked, place asparagus on grill; cook until tender, being careful not to overcook. Place salmon and grilled asparagus on serving plate; squeeze fresh orange wedges over both.