Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cedar Plank Salmon

My mom bought cedar planks to try out up north (door county) with a nice big fillet of salmon. Yum. I had not used the planks on a charcoal grill before and was a little nervous because of the limited heat control. The Salmon was very tasty, however next time we need to shut the grill immediately so the planks don't get so crispy. Oops. Still a great meal. Ingredients

1 large Salmon Fillet, halved

Black pepper, to taste

Salt, to taste

Lemon juice, to taste

2 cedar planks

Instructions
Follow soaking directions on plank packaging. They will usually instruct you to soak the planks at LEAST 2 hours and up to 12 hours.
When planks are ready, cut and season salmon. We used a charcoal grill which might have accounted for the difficulty. However, if you are using a gas grill set it to medium (350 degrees) heat. Place planks onto grill, and make sure to keep the away from the hottest part of the fire. After about 2 minutes, flip planks and place salmon on top.
Close grill and cook for about 30 minutes- depending on the thickness of the salmon.

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