While cleaning out our garage for the Home Tour, we came across an old electrical smoker that had belonged to my husbands Father. Covered in dust and not used since it moved with my Husbands other belongings 15 years ago, we decided it was one of many possessions it was time to let go.
Lacking the sentimentality and being rather wary of plugging it in after such a long time of disuse, I decided to attain the same subtle smoky effect by using cedar papers to wrap lightly seasoned fish for an easy, delicious dinner.
CEDAR WRAPPED FISH WITH CUCUMBER AND MANGO SALSA
1 cup mango, diced
3/4 cup English cucumber, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
3 tablespoons mint, chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 fillets of firm white fish
cedar papers, soaked
In a medium bowl, combine mango, cucumber, red onion, mint, cilantro and lime juice, season with salt and set aside.
Season fish with salt and pepper and place one fillet in the center of each paper. Fold paper edges towards each other until they overlap, secure with cotton string.
Heat pan over medium-high heat, place packets seam side down on cooking surface and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
To serve, open packets and spoon salsa over fish.
Recipe adapted from Cedar Papers