your dinner tonight


What a week.

It started with the stomach flu and ended with tearful goodbyes at SFO yesterday as my parents headed back to the homeland. I’ll miss them. And the miraculous food they bring! I’m still feeling pretty weak from the flu and have to do a mega grocery shop this afternoon, so instead of a recipe today I leave you with our farewell dinner Saturday night! Oh man, was it good.

The four of us (mom, dad, Adam and I) headed to the Farmer’s Market Saturday morning to collect all the ingredients for Adam’s famous cedar plank salmon and man, it never fails to impress. After my dad finally taught me how to turn the gas on, I’m a grilling maniac and can’t get enough of this melt-in-your-mouth fish.

On the side, we had roasted new potatoes with Parmesan and cayenne pepper (also from the market) and the saddest corn you’ve ever seen.

Seriously…make it tonight!! You won’t be sorry. Here’s a link to the recipe again for ya.

Enjoy your Monday!




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  • Natalie @ Nitty Grits
    August 29, 2011 at 4:49 am

    That Salmon looks incredible and melt-in-your mouth good. Yum!

    Hope your parents were able to travel back to the East Coast without running into any of the delays and cancellations Irene left behind!

  • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    August 29, 2011 at 4:49 am

    You’re right, Jenna, this WILL be my dinner for tonight 😀

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 29, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Oh my…. nothing makes my heart sing quite like salmon does. I hope you feel back to your normal self again soon! 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    August 29, 2011 at 5:02 am

    You can never go wrong with salmon or roasted potatoes. We generally add garlic and garden rosemary to our roasted potatoes. Always so good!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    August 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

    YUM! that salmon does look incredible, great job! I definetly will be making this for my dinner soon 🙂

  • Sara Gedde
    August 29, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Hope you can take it easy and recover from the nasty flu!

  • Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    August 29, 2011 at 5:23 am

    So glad you’re feeling better and that you had a great time! I’m sure you are right…that salmon looks like it would please even the non-seafood lover. 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    August 29, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Hope you feel 100% better, dear Jenna!

  • Khushboo
    August 29, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Good lord, that needs to get in mah belly…now!!!!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    August 29, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Oh, you can never get too much grilled Salmon. Yum! Happy Monday to you Jenna 🙂

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    August 29, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I love salmon. Can’t wait to try this!

  • Baking N Books
    August 29, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I had salmon last night too – but most definitely not cedar-plank 🙂

    I guess your not one of those people that prepare blog-posts in advance of being out and about! Hope your parents had a great (although quick) trip and your appetite from the flu resumes.

  • Cait's Plate
    August 29, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Oh my – if that were my dinner tonight I would be one happy girl. Can ya swing by and make me some?? I only live on the east coast – a quick trip! 😉

  • Emily
    August 29, 2011 at 5:59 am

    The salmon looks tasty!
    Glad you had quality family time.
    Sorry about the flu. 🙁

    Have a good Monday!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    August 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I hope you feel better 🙂 Salmon is pretty much a super-food, so I’m sure you’ll be feeling better in no time

  • Notyet100
    August 29, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Tk cre 🙂

  • Devon {Confections of a Food Bitch}
    August 29, 2011 at 6:15 am

    New potatoes with parmesan and cayenne pepper? YUM! That will definitely be on my menu soon!

  • Sara
    August 29, 2011 at 6:35 am

    That looks fabulous – thank you for sharing the link! 🙂 I hope you have a great week!

  • Jess
    August 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

    That salmon looks awesome! Do you do anything special once the plank is on the grill? I tried this once and although we soaked the plank for awhile in advance it caught on fire. Could have just been a one time thing too so I should probably try again 🙂

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    August 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

    yum! that looks so good. i kinda want to go buy salmon now…

  • Sara
    August 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Looks wonderful and my husband and I love salmon! Thank you for sharing the link!!

  • Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy
    August 29, 2011 at 6:59 am

    That salmon looks fabulous!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Dina
    August 29, 2011 at 7:16 am

    That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe, will for sure give it a try.

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen
    August 29, 2011 at 7:18 am

    That salmon is just beauutiful.

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    August 29, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I feel you on the tearful goodbyes, Jenna. 🙁 I just moved to California from Indiana a few months ago, and my mom sobbed at the airport! It’s always hard.

    Hope you had a great visit and you feel all better soon!

  • Bev Weidner
    August 29, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I could snuggle that salmon. DEAR GOD.

  • Liz @ Southern Charm
    August 29, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I’m following your directions and am making this tonight. Who can resist?

    Hope you had an amazing time with the fam 🙂

  • Carissa @ ChoiceSustenance
    August 29, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love the wine glass photo! That would be great framed on a patio or open air dining area.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    August 29, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Love cedar plank salmon! Sounds like the perfect dinner 🙂

  • Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    August 29, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Delicious looking salmon! Isn’t grilling fun, once you’ve gotten the hang of it? 🙂

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath
    August 29, 2011 at 7:51 am

    i LOVE salmon. this may have to be my dinner tonight

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas
    August 29, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Glad to hear you feel better! The stomach flu is the worst!!

  • Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl
    August 29, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Golly, I wish I was not allergic to fish. That looks DELICIOUS. I actually just blogged about my unfortunate allergy!

    Happy to hear you feel better! 🙂

  • Janna
    August 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

    oh if i only had a cedar plank…and cooking skills lol

  • Moni'sMeals
    August 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Wow, I cannot resist the look of that salmon. It might just be what I cook tonight! I happen to have some salmon too. 🙂 Score! with a nice side and maybe some rice or quinoa. 🙂

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    August 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Grilled salmon never let’s me down! It’s one of my favorites to prepare for guests too, simple and turns out great!

  • Rachel
    August 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Wow that salmon looks amazing! I need to learn how to do the whole cedar plank thing! And I love that pic of the wine glasses. Very cool!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    August 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

    There is just something about salmon that it’s a great meal to serve with guests of all kinds. Even though I am not currently eating salmon, when my parents come to town that is one meal that I can make really well, don’t have to babysit it, and they are impressed.

    And Adam’s recipe ALWAYS looks so good!

  • Traci
    August 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    The hubs grilled Salmon for the first time Sat. night. I’d never eaten it before & it was delish!

  • Kelsey @ aslolife
    August 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    That is one big hunk of salmon–looks delicious!

  • Krissy
    August 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Saw this post, hit up the market for salmon, and it will be my dinner tomorrow! Thanks!

  • Charise
    August 30, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Glad you are feeling better! That salmon looks soooo good. Too bad about the corn – here in Ohio I never have to say the fresh-picked corn is sad looking. 🙂