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Cedar Plank Salmon | by usujason
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Cedar Plank Salmon

1 lb. Salmon Fillets

1 Bunch of Dill

1 Lemon

Seasoning of Choice

1 12" Cedar Plank


{Optional Butter Sauce}

1/2 Cup Butter

1 Tablespoon Capers, chopped

1 Shallot, chopped

1 Clove Garlic, chopped

4 Spring Dill, chopped

1 Tablespoon lemon juice


Prep Cedar Plank

You can purchase a cedar plank at any kitchen supply store for around $12 but I picked up a 5' untreated cedar fence plank at Home Depot. Wash plank and soak in water for 3-4 hours. Plank will float so weigh it down with a heavy pot.


Grill Salmon

Pre-heat grill on medium high heat. Remove plank and place directly on grill. Allow plank to heat up and begin smoking before placing salmon on plank.

Remove salmon from fridge and sprinkle lightly with favorite seasoning (I used KC Masterpiece BBQ Seasoning). Allow to sit 20 minutes while grill heats up. When plank begins to smoke, lightly oil plank and place salmon, skin side down, on plank. Add sliced lemon and dill sprigs to fillets. Allow to cook, covered, for 10-12 or until salmon is pink and cooked through. Remove from plank and serve.


The plank can also be used for serving the salon, if you choose to do this, take the fish off a minute or two early as they will continue to cook on the plank.


Optional Butter Sauce

While fish is on the grill. Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallots, dill, cappers and lemon juice. Reduce heat to low. Drizzle over cooked salmon fillets.



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Taken on May 7, 2005