Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon


Prep Time 25 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.
Ready In 12 Hrs 40 Min.

Planked salmon is a method of cooking and smoking salmon that has been used for many years. Make sure to use natural (no preservatives) red cedar. The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor. Guests enjoy the wonderful taste of this specially prepared salmon.

  • 24x8x1 inch untreated cedar plank
  • 6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed
  • Submerge untreated cedar plank in water.
  • Soak approximately 12 hours, or overnight.
  • 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.
  • Rub salmon filets with olive oil.
  • Arrange on the plank.
  • Top salmon with red onion, lemon slices and black peppercorns.
  • Cook salmon, covered, 10 to 12 minutes, or until opaque and easily flaked with a fork.

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