Cookbook author Tiffany Haugen has a passion for preparing Pacific Northwest seafood, and will be contributing some of her delicious recipes for the Reel Time Fishing blog. Each of her recipes will be related to the “catch” of the week.
She and her husband Scott Haugen live in Western Oregon, and many know Scott for his writing expertise on fishing and hunting. Tiffany’s recipes will be posted regularly Wednesdays or Thursdays, along with those of local chef like Tom Douglas, and other tackle shop and fish market owners.
Recipe is from the cookbook Grill It! Plank It! Wrap It! Smoke It!
Sour Cream and Chive Steelhead or Salmon
1 fillet of steelhead or salmon
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
1 lemon thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 prepared plank, alder or fruit wood, soaked in lemon juice or water for minimum of one hour, maximum of 24 hours.
Preheat plank on grill at medium heat for 5 minutes or in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Brush light coating of olive oil onto cooking side of board.
Place fish, skin-side down, on prepared plank.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Spread sour cream in a thin layer over fish.
Sprinkle with chives and lemon slices.
Grill or bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes in large chunks or reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees.