Good things come in small packages…
What: Cedar Wrapped Sustainable Salmon
Where: Libby’s Café + Bar (1917 Osprey Ave., 941-487-7300)
Don’t you just love a little mystery with your meal? If it’s the right kind of intrigue it can add a whole new element to your dining experience. Granted, it can go the complete opposite way too. But, not this time.
Just what is hiding underneath that paper thin piece of cross marked cedar? Well, that’s the mystery. And discovering it’s secret will yield a delicious reward for the effort. Mark my words.
Anyone who has spent any amount of time at the grill has attempted to cook something on a cedar plank. Usually some type of seafood. Usually salmon. My attempts have met with varying levels of success. I can see to it that the fish is cooked properly. That’s not a problem. The wild card seems to be the amount of charred wood flavor that is imparted to the flesh of the fish.
Sometimes, the result is a beautifully fragranced piece of seafood that tastes like it was kissed by the wood. Other times the end product tastes like you’ve just burned down your grand mothers cedar closet and were forced to ingest it. Not good.
Libby’s Café + Bar seems like they have found a unique solution to this problem. It involves gently wrapping a flawless piece of salmon in a thin cedar wood shell. Then grilling this little package for just the perfect amount of time. Look what you get when you know what you’re doing…
Libby’s Cedar Wrapped Sustainable Salmon. It’s served with a maple Dijon glaze and some expertly grilled asparagus. Beautiful, right? I didn’t exaggerate did I?
Sustainability is one if those culinary buzz words of the moment. But, this cause is one worth pursuing if we want to leave some food to eat for generations to come. If you can enjoy a delicious meal today and not stress out the ecosystem of the future all the better.
Here’s the dineSarasota Food Find moral of the story. Feel free to eat as much of Libby’s Cedar Wrapped Sustainable Salmon as you would like. Your conscience will let you sleep like a baby.
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