Mango Chipotle Glazed Salmon
It’s not summer without enjoying grilled cedar plank salmon, especially one brushed with mango and chipotle glaze and served with fresh mango salsa. Mango Chipotle Glazed Salmon is just a little spicy and bursting with flavour. This great recipe was found flipping through the Costco Connection magazine and it’s a must to make this summer.
As with any cedar plank cooking, it’s important to properly soak your plank. I recommend an hour for the thinner boards even though the package suggests only 30 minutes. I’ve done both and find that the edges don’t burn away as fast when the plank is soaked a bit longer. It can be easy to overcook salmon, and because everyone’s grill is different it’s difficult to give an exact length of time and temperature to cook the salmon. What you want to watch is the internal temperature of the salmon. You’re looking to obtain an internal temperature of 130°F-135°F before resting the fish. As it rests for a few minutes the temperature will continue to rise about 5-10 degrees which will give you a final 135°F-145°F temperature. The salmon will take 12-20 minutes on the grill depending on your grill temperature and how often you open the lid. Start checking after 12 minutes.
The mango salsa and glaze can both be prepared up to one day in advance, making it easy to bring this delicious dish together for a weeknight meal. They’re a great combination with salmon and wonderful served with rice. The glaze and the mango salsa are also great with grilled boneless, skinless chicken thighs. So if you don’t like salmon or can’t source it easily, chicken is a delicious option. The mango salsa will keep for a couple of days, so use up any leftovers with other proteins such as chicken or even goat cheese crostini. Enjoy!
Author: Compelled to Cook, adapted from Costco Connection magazine.