Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is, by far, one of the best Salmon recipes I have. Don't let the 10 garlic cloves scare you off, with cooking they become quite mellow. This is my DH favorite Cucumber Dill sauce....and he always asks for it!
- 1 untreated cedar plank
- 2 shallots, diced
- 10 garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh dill
- 3 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest, grated
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 -4 lbs salmon fillets
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 English cucumber
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
- Soak cedar plank in water for several hours.
- In small bowl, combine shallots, garlic, dill, thyme, cilantro, lemon zest, lemon juice, green onion and olive oil. Cover and place in fridge for at least 1 hours.
- Place salmon on cedar plank and sprinkle with salt and pepper Cover with herb mixture. Set plank on barbecue. Bake for 30 minutes on medium heat, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Cucumber Dill Sauce: Finely chop cucumber, toss with salt and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Combine yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, pepper, onion and dill.
- Drain water from cucumber and add to yogurt mixture. (Sauce can be made ahead of time).
- Note: The recipe can be cut in half.
I had to modify this because I didn't have everything on hand. It turned out amazing! I used cedar papers, no shallots, 2 small garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. dried dill & thyme, 1 T. fresh cilantro, 1/4 tsp. lime zest, 1 T. lime juice, 2 green onions, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 3 oz. coho salmon filet, fresh ground pepper, and kosher salt. Also, I cooked this for 3 min. on the George Foreman. I would love to try it as written next time, but I the way I made it was awesome.
This was totally fabulous, the salmon topping was perfect, and your husband is quite right in loving the cucumber sauce .I cooked the plank on the b'cue grill, putting the soaked plank, sprinkled with sea salt on a high heat until dry, then placing on the salmon steaks , and cooking for 10 mins,( keeping a water sprayer handy to stop the cedar planks from catching on fire) This recipe will be made again and again in our house this summer. Thank you so much for posting .