Cedar Planked Fresh Salmon Fillet With Spiced Cranberry Relish

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the cedar plank or shingle in water 3 to 4 hours.
  • Combine all relish ingredients in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender and mixture thickens. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, orange juice, ground ginger and honey in shallow dish; add the salmon, skin side up. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the grill/broiler to medium-high for indirect heat. Place the soaked plank on or under the grill for 3 to 4 minutes - or until the planks start to spit and crackle. Place the salmon skin side down on to the hot plank; place on or under the grill and grill for 20 to 30 minutes or until flesh is opaque and flakes easily with fork. Continually baste the salmon with the excess marinade as it cooks.
  • Or, for those who are going to use a barbecue, light the barbecue and allow it to heat up for about 5 minutes; then place the soaked plank on the grill for 3 to 4 minutes - or until the planks start to spit and crackle. Put the salmon skin side down on to the hot plank and close the lid on the barbecue. You must monitor the cooking as the plank will buckle, crack, smolder and even catch on fire! Baste with excess marinade and cook as before.
  • This style salmon can be served in several different ways. If the plank is smoldering, extinguish the smoldering parts of the plank. Using a large serving tray, place kale or rainbow chard leaves around the perimeter of the serving tray and place the plank in the middle of the tray with the leaves partially tucked under the edges of the plank. Serve with garlic roasted or steamed new potatoes, wild rice, steamed asparagus topped with bearnaise sauce and the cranberry relish of course!
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