Aleppo peppers are a secret weapon in your spice arsenal. Sweet and fruity, with a mild spice, they are great chili flake alternative. In this dish, we make a sauce/marinade with them along with lime juice, some herbs, and oil and use it to top salmon. Delicious!

Pro tip: mix a bit of the extra sauce with some butter and then slather that on grilled veggies. Yumm!

Serves: Up to 4
Time: 45 minutes


Mise en Place
STAPLES HERBS
2 tsp aleppo pepper 1 tbs fresh thyme
3 tsp sweet paprika 1/2 tbs tarragon
2 tbs olive oil VEGGIES
canola oil 1 medium shallot, peeled
2 tsp kosher salt 1 inch peeled ginger
1/2 tsp pepper FISH
FRUITS 2-4 salmon fillets
2 limes, juice and zest

Equipment
1 mason jar
1 stick blender
1 grill, 400ish
2-4 cedar planks

Directions
Step Action
1 soak the planks in water, put something on top to keep them submerged
2 put aleppo, paprika, shallot, ginger, thyme, tarragon, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and pepper in mason jar
3 blend with stick blender till smooth
4 with a spoon, spoon mixture in a thin layer on top of salmon
5 extract planks from water, pat top dry and brush with canola oil
6 place fish on planks
7 place planks on grill, close grill, cook 8 minutes
8 check temp, if to your liking (i like to pull it at 120)
9 evac salmon, let rest for 5 minutes, and serve