Planked Salmon With Basil Chive Butter

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A tasty way to prepare salmon fillets. The basil chive butter can also be used to top vegetables or steaks.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Basil Chive Butter:.
  2. Blanch the basil leaves in boiling salted water just until wilted, about 10 seconds. (This will retain the color.).
  3. Drain and transfer to ice water.
  4. Drain again and squeeze dry in paper towels or dish towel. (The basil must be dry.).
  5. Chop roughly.
  6. Puree the basil with olive oil and salt, adding butter a bit at a time.
  7. Remove to a bowl and stir in chives.
  8. Chill until it can be molded.
  9. Form into 4 equal pieces.
  10. Chill until serving time.
  11. For Salmon:.
  12. Soak cedar plank(s) in water to cover for 45 to 60 minutes. (You may have to weigh the plank(s) down with a can.).
  13. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  14. Transfer plank to a foil-lined baking sheet.
  15. Brush bottom of salmon with butter and sprinkle with a bit of the seasoning.
  16. Place on the cedar plank.
  17. Brush top with butter and sprinkle with seasoning.
  18. Roast for 14 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon.
  19. Remove salmon to serving plates and top each piece with a piece of Basil Chive butter.

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