Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chive Flowers, Salmon, and Sunset

One of my favorite things at this time of year - chive flowers!
If you've never eaten them, you've just gotta try 'em. They taste yummy, and I love the added color they bring to a salad.
I made one of my hubby's favorite meals last night -
fresh sockeye salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Grilling salmon on a cedar plank gives the fish the most amazing flavor. I wish you could smell it grilling - it's heavenly!
Accompanying the salmon: long grain wild rice, salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and my own aioli sauce. We should of bought the whole salmon filet instead of having the fish monger cut it down for us. The girls couldn't get enough - it was divine!
We dined al fresco and also late I might add, so soon after we finished dinner, the sun began to set...
and what a glorious setting sun it was - spectacular!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Who knew? I haven't ever given chive flowers a single thought. They do look lovely.


Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering - What a perfect dinner. I'm anxious to try the chive flowers. How long do you bbq the salmon when it's on a plank? We bbq a lot of salmon.

Patina said...

Yummm.....that sounds wonderful!

That's one of my favorite meals too.

Unknown said...

That meal sounds absolutely divine! YUMMY! I have a cedar plank and a hickory plank! I have yet to use them! I need a grill, LOL! :)

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Wow ..now that looks so yummy! Thanks for Sharing.

ps I am having a vintage swap I would if you could join or promote the Summer swap.

Linda Reeder said...

The weather has been glorious and we have been living the summer life too. We discoverd cedar planking several years ago and I agree it is the best way to cook salmon.
You have pictured an idyllic day, one to cherish.