Cedar Plank Salmon
Blue Ribbon Recipe
Cedar plank salmon is incredible and something you can make on your grill at home. You don't have to go to a restaurant to have it. Cooking salmon on the wood helps the salmon maintain its moisture. Plus, it adds a wonderful flavor to the salmon. The fish is also layered with flavors of lemon, garlic, dill, and steak seasoning. Delicious served with rice and grilled veggies. After you make this one and realize how easy it is, you will make it again and again.
Note: This is beautifully served on the board, too, if you do not want to move the salmon to a serving platter. The Test Kitchen
1cedar grilling plank
2-4 lbfilet of fresh salmon or steelhead - preferably with skin
1 Tbsplemon juice
1 TbspMontreal steak seasoning
1 1/2 tspgarlic powder
1 1/2 tspdill weed
How to Make Cedar Plank Salmon
- Cooking time will vary between 10-20 mins depending on the heat level of your grill and the thickness of the filet. A great tip to manage this is to keep track of cooking time with a stopwatch or kitchen timer. Look for a bit of white residue to form on the surface of the filet - usually near the natural 'seams' in the meat. When you see this, the fish is cooked. Note the cooking time and adjust going forward to suit your preferred doneness.
- The skin of the fish will stick to the plank. So, using a spatula (preferably a fish spatula like the one in my profile picture!), slide the edge of the spatula the full length of the filet between the flesh and the skin to separate the meat from the skin/plank. If done carefully, the entire filet can be transferred to a serving plate in one piece! Garnish with a line of lemon slices along the length of the filet (optional).