Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe with Stone Fruit Sauce
Tastemaker and influencer Kat Jamieson He has amassed almost 500 thousand followers on Instagram, thanks to his well-designed life and journeys. The With Love From Kat blogger even launched her own travel app last year, With Love From Kat Travel App, which highlights her favorite vacation destinations (plus where to eat, stay and shop). And now, her latest endeavor is the self-publishing of her first cookbook, Mixed.
With over 125 flavor-packed recipes, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, appetizers, desserts, and cocktails, Kat offers insight into her seasonally inspired holistic approach to cooking. She can find plenty of sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free options, but also many of her family’s favorite comfort foods.
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Given the fact that his world is built on stunning aesthetics, you can also find plenty of dinner-worthy tablescapes in his book, along with custom menu designs and swoon-worthy interiors.
One of our favorite recipes is her healthy Cedar Plank Salmon with Jicama and Stone Fruit Salsa, which she shares below, along with her tips for living a healthy life. Mixed life.
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You wrote that “a host of health problems in your 20s” (digestion problems, food sensitivities, brain fog) inspired you to write Mixed…how has that health journey been?
It has been frustrating at times, but also incredibly rewarding and satisfying. Being able to finally know what food makes me look and feel better has given me so much peace, energy, and joy.
What does a typical day of eating (and drinking) look like for you now?
I start each morning with a Yeti Cup filled with hot lemon water, followed by my homemade green juice. I do intermittent fasting until around 12pm, and then I usually make myself a big, colorful salad with a side of rice crackers (if I’m not eating out or enjoying last night’s leftovers!) !) I have my cocoa energy shake in the late afternoon—it’s packed with nutrients and tastes like a chocolate milkshake (recipe is in my book!) I love a big dinner, so I’ll have something like baked salmon with basmati rice and vegetables, or a delicious pasta with a martini if I’m eating out
What is your advice to anyone interested in desktop publishing?
For anyone looking to self-publish, I suggest researching printers and requesting paper samples and quotes early on, so you can understand the true cost of printing. I also suggest taking InDesign courses so you know how to use the program because you’ll need it to design your entire book; if not, hire an amazing graphic designer who can work hand-in-hand with you. Next, decide whether you want to ship through Amazon or build your own website on a platform like Shopify and handle the shipping yourself. The fun part (writing, taking photos, etc.) is only half of what goes into the whole process!
What are your favorite recipes in your new book?
Butternut squash mac and cheese is so creamy and flavorful, you’d never know it’s gluten-free and dairy-free. I also love the family recipes that I included like my dad’s chocolate mousse and my grandma’s lemon squares.
What are the 3 essential rules every hostess should live by?
Always light a delicious scented candle (Diptyque Vanille is my pick), have a cool playlist in the background, and dim the lights to set the mood.
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What makes the perfect tablescape?
A beautiful tablescape should feel elegant, yet relaxed. This can be achieved with candles, low flower arrangements (so guests can see each other and talk to each other), and place cards so everyone knows exactly where to sit.
What are you going to cook this fall?
I’m looking forward to making Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread, Apple Cider Donuts, my Moroccan Chicken in a Skillet, and my Cedar Plank Salmon, which is so easy and simple, yet bursting with flavor.
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Kat Jamieson Maple Tamari Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon with Stone Fruit and Jicama Slaw
What does a cedar plank do for salmon?
It helps keep the salmon from drying out and gives it a nice subtle cedar smoke flavor.
How long do you cook salmon on a cedar plank in the oven?
12-15 minutes, or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F.
- I like to buy wild salmon.
- Be sure to soak the cedar plank for two hours before using it.
- Marinate salmon for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- Make sure you find stone fruit that is in season and really juicy!
- Do not turn salmon over while cooking.