Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon

"My son prepared this wonderful dish for us and it was my first time to taste this method of griiling; what flavour! Planked salmon is a method of cooking salmon that has been used for many years. The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor. Use only untreated cedar; look for planks at the fish counter at your supermarket or ask your fishmonger."
 
Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon created by PaulaG
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  • 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 Low heat.
  • Rub salmon filets with maple syrup. Arrange on the plank.
  • Top salmon with red onion,tarragon and black peppercorns.
  • Barbecue with lid closed until a knife tip inserted in centre of fish comes out warm, 20 to 30 minutes depending on thickness of filet.
  • Check fish occasionally during cooking.
  • If plank ignites, spray with water.
  • Remove salmon from plank to dinner plates or a platter.
  • For an extra boost to the flavour soak add a bottle of beer to your water the last 2 hours of soaking.
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  1. PaulaG
    I love salmon! Used Alaskan Sockeye and Grade B Maple Syrup. In place of the tarragon, I used fresh Italian Oregano. This was served with Recipe #248297. Delicious and healthy. Made for *ZWT 4*
     
  2. PaulaG
    Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon Created by PaulaG
  3. Bels Belly
    absolutely awesome! this is a fantastic idea and definitely a great alternative barbecue idea. Think I went a bit overboard with the maple syrup, but I love the sweetness anyway.
     
  4. Galley Wench
    Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon Created by Galley Wench
  5. Galley Wench
    I LOVE CEDAR PLANKED SALMON, and the maple flavor just made it even better! Did not have tarragon so used basil instead! Thanks for a great recipe!
     
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