Cedar-Planked BBQ Salmon
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- Ready In:
- 8 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, skinless
- 2 cedar planks, soaked in water for 4 to 6 hours
- 1 tablespoon dry barbecue spice
- sea salt
- 1 large lemon
- 1 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup shallot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon, juice of
- Preheat grill to high.
- Sprinkle BBQ seasoning on salmon fillets.
- Combine ingredients for crust mixture and spread generously over the flesh side (not skin side) of each fillet.
- Season soaked cedar planks with sea salt, and place on grill.
- Close lid and heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until they start to crackle and smoke.
- Lift lid carefully and place salmon fillets on hot planks, skinned side down.
- Close lid and bake planked salmon for 12 to 15 minutes for medium doneness.
- Squeeze lemon over fillets.
- Check periodically to ensure the planks are not on fire.
- Use spray bottle to extinguish any flames.
- Carefully remove planks from grill and transfer salmon to serving platter.
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What a HIT! I have made this several times and it is always the hit of the party. The salmon comes out moist. I usually use a full salmon filet which I purchase at Costco. I have cooked it by shortening the fillet (cut it off) and by folding it under, both ways seem to work. We cook it for 20 min, then test it.
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