Take advantage of the flavours of the season with an afternoon cedar-plank salmon menu. The smoky grilled fish, tangy salads and a berry-riffic dessert celebrate the best of chic simplicity. Serve our homemade iced tea (spiked, long-island style — woo hoo!) to guests as they arrive for a rustic refresher that’s perfect weather, and gets the party started.
Bake cake. Cook bacon and make vinaigrette for green salad.
Make potato salad. Frost cake.
Slice peaches for cake and combine with berries. Soak cedar planks for salmon. Prepare spiked iced tea. Set the table.
Grill salmon and finish off green salad.
Spiked iced tea
A grown-up Long-Island-style iced tea to serve before your meal.
Baby red-potato salad
Red potatoes not only add a vibrant pop of colour to this classic side dish, they also hold their shape better than other potato varieties so leftovers will be equally fantastic.
Green salad with bacon and dates
Crisp bacon and sweet dates meld beautifully in this tossed leafy green mix. A splash of citrusy orange in the dressing and you have one decadent but refreshing starter salad.
The cedar plank adds a layer of smokiness, and the fish is marvellously moist. (Be sure to buy untreated planks – check at the fish counter in most supermarkets.)
Vanilla cake with summer fruit
Beautiful and summery — this cake is loaded with berries and drizzled with icing for a stunning effect.