This delicious Grilled Cedar Plank Wild Salad recipe and photos were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food
Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Grilling salmon on a soaked wood plank imparts a delicate smokiness to the flavor, keeps the salmon moist, and is so simple to do. This
beautiful piece of salmon steak was enough for 3 or more people. If you can't get a large, fresh caught salmon steak, use two smaller salmon steaks.
The salmon is excellent served with Karen's
Broccoli Salad with Cashews and
Trombocino Squash with Tomatoes.
Salmon Recipes and also
How To Select, Buy, and Cook Fish.
Learn about the interesting
Story of Pacific Salmon.
Grilled Cedar Plank Wild Salmon
Barbecue and Grilling
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
1 untreated cedar plank (large enough to hold the salmon steak)
Coarse salt and freshly-ground
Zest from 1 lime
1 large, wild
salmon steak, pat dry with paper towels
Prior to grilling, soak an
untreated cedar plank, submerged in water, for 2 hours.
In a small bowl, prepare a dry rub by combining the brown sugar, salt, pepper, and lime zest.
Place the salmon steak into a
large dish. Using your hands, rub the prepared dry rub all over the salmon. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
When ready to grill, take the
salmon steak out of the refrigerator and let sit for approximately 30 minutes to come to room temperature before grilling.
Preheat your barbecue grill.
With a paper towel, rub the
sides of the soaked cedar plank with some olive oil.
Place the salmon steak on top of the cedar plank.
Place the plank (with the salmon steak) on the grill. Using
the indirect heat method, cook for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until a
meat thermometer registers an
internal temperature of 140 degrees F. (salmon will be slightly opaque in thickest part).
Watch the salmon closely so you do not overcook.
Remove salmon from grill to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest for
about 5 minutes. NOTE: During this time the salmon continues to cook (meat temperature will rise 5 to
10 degrees after it is removed from the grill) and the juices redistribute.
Makes 2 servings.