"May I suggest using your night stick officer?"

This weeks offering comes from an insanely good movie I probably should have waited 'till the holidays to feature but couldn't because it's just too good.  Back when these 2 were in their prime both Eddie Murphy & Dan Aykroyd absolutely killed it in TRADING PLACES!  With the food link I could've gone with a recipe with frozen concentrated orange juice but the following scene is too good not to feature salmon.  As for the recipe - we took the salmon fillet and served it in the middle of the table with some roasted vegetables and ate it family style right from the sheet pan.  Pretty cool but serve it however you see fit.  Enjoy!!

2 tsps. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 - 2 pound center-cut salmon filet with skin, in one piece
1 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. wood chips, cut into match-stick sized pieces
For this recipe, a 10-inch cast iron pan with a lid is essential!

Combine the sugar, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the salmon. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour or more. Line the bottom of the cast iron skillet with foil. Tear a 1½ inch hole in the center, exposing the iron. Set the pan over high heat for 5-10 minutes. Pat the salmon dry and brush both sides with oil. Add wood chips to the center of the pan and set a round wire cake rack in the pan. Place the salmon, skin side down, on the rack. Cover tightly with the lid. Reduce heat to medium and cook ten minutes, or until a fork inserted into the salmon meets no resistance.

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