Reinventing the Backyard Barbecue

Reinventing the Backyard Barbecue

Barbecue better this long weekend with an artful table, a versatile pan and a winning recipe.

We encourage you to think outside the hamburger bun this long weekend and try a new outdoor cooking technique: Salmon grilled over an open flame. Serve it on thoughtfully selected dinnerware to make a lasting impression on your family and friends. Here are the items you need. For outdoor furniture inspiration, check out our post here.

The Flame-Friendly Pan
Take your cast iron out of the kitchen for backyard barbecue perfection.

Lodge Prologic 12 Inch Pre-Seasoned Square Grill Pan

The Statement Bowl
Designed by Wei Young, the soft curves of this acacia wood bowl and servers bring beauty to any barbecue spread.

Nambé Harmony 3-Piece Salad Set

The Elegant Place Setting
Treat your guests to the quality of well-balanced stainless steel flatware and German-made crystal glasses.

GlucksteinHome Suede 20-Piece Flatware Set
GlucksteinHome Fête Set of Four Champagne Glasses

The Colours of Summer
A mixed and muted palette sets the mood for a relaxed summer meal.

Nambé Pop Colors Four-Piece Accent Plate Set

Recipe: Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Salmon
Prep Time: 2.5 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 filets


2 salmon filets
2 lemons
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil


– In a medium bowl, combine the juice from one lemon, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, and olive oil until well blended.

– Add the filets and marinade to a zipper storage bag and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (no longer).

– Preheat cast iron on the grill to high (about 15 minutes).

– Gently place filets skin side up on the cast iron and close lid for 3-4 minutes, until browned.

– Carefully flip the filets skin side down and close the lid for another 3-4 minutes.

– Fish is ready when flesh flakes easily with a fork.

– Transfer filets to a plate, and garnish with lemon slices.

Recipe courtesy of Lodge. Photography by David Pike.