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Cooking your fish on a cedar plank is a method of cooking and smoking salmon that has been used for many years. Make sure to use natural cedar. The salmon is Slow Cooked which produces a rich, smoky flavor.
Cedar Planked Salmon
Yields- 6 servings
PREP TIME is about 20 minutes
COOK TIME is 15 minutes- "watch your fish!!"
* 24x8x1 inch untreated cedar plank
* 6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
* Fresh/Organic Dill
* 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns
Quick Marinade- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil; 1 tspn dijon; 1 tspn REAL maple syrup; 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup ale (beer), 1 chopped garlic clove (whisk or blend in cuisinart.
Pour marinade over salmon, marinating for 20 or so minutes. Add fresh dill to the top, covering the entire fish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap) **use a Pyrex or ceramic pan.. NO METALS
1. Submerge untreated cedar plank in water. Soak approximately 12 hours, or overnight.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Place prepared plank on the grill, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Cover grill and heat plank 2 to 3 minutes, until dry. Adjust grill temperature for medium heat.
3. Arrange Salmon on the plank, with dill still atop fish. Top with ground black peppercorns, and a smidge of sea salt
4. Cook salmon, covered, 10 to 12 minutes, or until opaque and easily flaked with a fork.