Thursday, November 6, 2008

Grilled Salmon on Cedar Plank

Submitted by Linda B. at Westinghouse. Thank you, Linda B.!

This is a slow cooking method that will produce a wonderful aroma, delicate texture with a rich smoky flavor.

Untreated Red Cedar Plank soaked in cold water about 3 hours. You should weight it down to submerge. Home Centers have broken lots of cedar singles or you can buy 1-foot lengths of cedar 1 x 6 or 1 x 8. Some kitchen stores sell cedar-cooking planks.

You'll Need:
  • 1-1/2 lb. Salmon Fillet with skin on
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Bourbon or Apple Juice (natural)
  • 6 sprigs Rosemary or Thyme or a combo of each


Preheat grill.

Remove plank from soaking water and place on the grill until hot.

Brush the smooth side of the plank with olive oil.

Place salmon skin side down on oiled plank, season with pepper, then brush with a mixture of maple syrup and bourbon or apple juice.

Arrange herbs on top.

Cook over medium to high flame 10 to 15 minutes to desired doneness.

Be sure not to over cook.

Serves 4.

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