Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Grilled Salmon on a Cedar Plank

We have come to love Salmon at our house. We cook it on a cedar plank on the BBQ. I almost feel silly posting this because it isn't much of a recipe per se....but it is a great way to enjoy salmon. Hopefully it will plant an idea for you.

I buy cedar planks in bulk at Costco. If you're like us and you grill year round, stock up! They are seasonal! Directions to soak the plank are on the packaging. Once the plank is ready, place fillets of salmon on it. Here's what I do for seasoning, (but really, you could play with spices all you want). We like: Season All, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and a bit of basil, small pad of butter, and a slice of lemon. I am most generous with the Season All.

When the juices turn white and you can flake the salmon with a fork, it is ready. If desired, squeeze fresh lemon over salmon. I have timed mine to be right about 15 minutes. I'm sure grills and temps vary, as well as the size and thickness of your salmon. I cook on low or the wood burns excessively despite the soak in water.

This goes wonderfully with the previously posted roasted asparagus along with steamed rice.


Andrea said...

When I first moved to Washington, I learned about cooking on cedar planks, the native americans used it to cook with (there are many cedars here). The aroma is supposed to be great--I will have to try it.

jen said...

this looks YUMMMMY! and i don't even like fish! i might have to try it!!