I am not doing well on my Salmon Challenge– so Tuesdays are going to be Salmon Recipe Day. I have been in a bit of a salmon funk recently, and I know it’s because I’m simply bored with the same 7 recipes and need to expand my repertoire. So, here is #10! I have been wanting to experiment with our cedar planks more, so when friends came over this weekend for dinner, that’s what we did. The verdict? Really good. I love a simple soy and ginger marinade on salmon, but the cedar adds a layer of smokiness that’s just wonderful.
Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
adapted from All Recipes
2 (12 inch) untreated cedar planks
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
2 large cloves minced garlic
2 (2 pound) salmon fillets
Soak the cedar planks for 2-4 hours in cool water. In a shallow dish, stir together remaining ingredients and add the salmon fillets to marinate. Turn the salmon to coat well, and leave to marinate (skin side up) for 15-30 minutes.
Preheat BBQ to medium heat. Place the cedar planks on the grill to heat and place the salmon fillets onto the planks. Cover, and grill for about 15 minutes. The fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. As always, be careful not to overcook! Make sure to have a spray bottle with water handy to extinguish the planks, should they catch on fire. Next time we make this, we’ll probably put foil down on the BBQ and place the planks on top of that so they don’t scorch.