Cedar Plank Halibut and Roasted Vegetables

Cedar Plank Halibut and Roasted VegetablesGrilling season is still with us for a bit and fall is the perfect time for roasted vegetables. We love to grill our fish on cedar plank and typically it can be purchased at Costco or your local grocery in small packages. It is much more reasonable at Costco and we couldn’t find it there recently. So we decided to try something different. Our local hardware store has raw cedar plank – make sure it’s untreated!! – and my husband bought a 60″ board for $1.68 and cut it himself into 4 pieces. I’ve heard they’ll even cut the plank for free at most stores. Well, if that isn’t an incredible savings over what we spend at the grocery – between $8-10 for a few boards. ┬áThe halibut tasted great grilled on the DIY cedar plank.

Cedar Plank Halibut

  • 4 halibut fillets (3 oz or so)
  • 6-8 tablespoons melted butter
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • dill
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic

IMPORTANT: Soak the cedar plank immersed in water at least 20 minutes, more is fine. If you skip this step the plank will just burn on the grill…..we soak the plank in the kitchen sink with a pan on top to make sure it is totally immersed.

In a large container, with tight cover, put halibut fillets. Add the melted butter, lemon, sprinkle with dill, salt and pepper and 2 pressed garlic cloves. Cover container and marinate halibut in butter/lemon mixture by moving container around until all halibut is covered. Grill on the soaked cedar plank until halibut is not longer translucent and flakey but do not over cook.

Roasted Beets

  • 2 large beets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper

Heat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in an 8×8 roasting pan. Sprinkle with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) and season with salt and pepper. Roast, turning occasionally, for about 35-40 minutes or until beets are tender.

Roasted Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1/2 and then into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 4 large red potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in an 9×13 roasting pan. Sprinkle with olive oil (about 4 tablespoons) and season with salt and pepper. Roast, turning occasionally, for about 35-40 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.

Serves 4.

Source: Jackie Mack, Lingonberry Lane

Updated 9/8/13

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