Well-Fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: Grilled salmon with cucumber salad

Stop by the Saturday market for this week’s recipe ingredients.

Visit the Federal Way Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through October to pick up the local ingredients needed for this week’s recipe.

The second Federal Way’s Got Talent competition of the summer is at the Federal Way Farmers Market from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1.

The farmers market is located behind The Commons mall along South 324th Street in Federal Way.

Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Salad (Makes 4 servings)

By Vickie Chynoweth

Copper River Salmon was used for this recipe. Copper River Salmon has been named the World’s Finest Salmon. Every year the first catch of Copper River Salmon is flown to Seattle from Cordova Alaska and the news cameras are at the airport awaiting their arrival. All this to say Copper River Salmon season has begun. The season generally runs from mid-May to July.

Salmon ingredients:

4 6oz salmon fillets with skin on

1 lemon sliced

1 – 2 tablespoons your favorite salmon rub

1 cedar plank, soaked

Cucumber Salad ingredients:

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced – Armador Farms

1/4 cup chopped red onion – Armador Farms

15.3 ounces less sugar lemon yogurt

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro – Armador Farms

1 clove garlic minced – Armador Farms

1 tablespoon capers

½ – 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Soak cedar plank for 30 to 60 minutes before using. Turn the grill on to heat 350 degrees.

2. On the cedar plank place 2 slices of lemon under each salmon fillet.

3. Rub each salmon fillet generously with salmon rub. The Salmon rub I used had brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and thyme.

4. Place cedar planks with prepared salmon on the grill.Make the cucumber salad as salmon cooks. About 20 to 30 minutes depending on how hot your grill cooks. Salmon layers will easily separate when done.

5. Peel (optional) cucumber. Slice in half and take a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Slice and put in a medium-sized bowl. Chop onion and garlic and add to sliced cucumber.

6. To make salad dressing, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon vinegar, sugar, capers and cilantro. Mix well, adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing over cucumber mixture and stir until evenly combined.

7. Remove salmon from grill. Serve each salmon fillet with a lemon wedge and cucumber salad.