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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cedar Plank Salmon

We were at Costco the other day and found this beautiful salmon, it was just over 2 pounds and cost $14.00. I decided this would be perfect for the grill. I cut it in half and placed one half in the freezer and cut the other half in half again, to grill. I love the flavor that the cedar plank imparts on the fish along with the smoke from the grill. It doesn't get much better than this and so simple too. You can find cedar planks at Target that are cheaper than Williams-Sonoma, I've even seen them in the grocery stores. I cook our salmon through, I know that lots of places serve them practically rare these days, but Mikey don't go for that. I like my fish cooked!!

Cedar Plank Salmon

1 cedar plank
2 salmon fillets (1 to 1 1/2 lbs. total)
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup white wine
salt and pepper

Soak the cedar plank for 2 hours. Place salmon in a small baking dish, zest the lemon over the top. Juice the lemon and pour over fish with white wine. Add garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let the fish marinate for 30 minutes before grilling, turning after 15 minutes.
In the meantime heat the grill. Place the cedar plank on the grill over hot coals and leave it there for 3 to 4 minutes until it starts to smoke. Place salmon on the plank. Cover grill and cook 20 minutes, until fish is cooked through.


Anonymous said...

You are not kidding about cooking your salmon. If it is not done in 20 minutes your grill is seriously flawed! Are you sure this isn't salmon jerky?

Cedar Salmon said...

Maybe it depends on the heat? I think cooking it slowly would be better so that the flavor can completely get in.