Grilled Salmon, Northwest Style

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    (6 ounce) salmon fillets or 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets, rinsed and patted dry
  • 4
    teaspoons melted salted butter (for best flavor, do not substitute)
  • 2
    cups alder wood chips (or apple wood chips if you can't find the alder)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, cover wood chips with water.
  • Ignite charcoal (25 per side for 22" Webber Grill) for indirect cooking.
  • Let coals burn down until completely covered with gray ash.
  • Using a double thickness of heavy-duty foil, make a boat big enough to hold the fish.
  • Poke holes in the bottom of the foil so barbeque flavors can penetrate bottom of the fish.
  • Lay salmon on foil, flesh side up.
  • Drizzle filet (s) with melted butter, using all of it.
  • When coals are ready, scatter drained wood chips on top of them.
  • Place salmon on grill.
  • Cover barbeque; close top dampers halfway, leave bottom dampers open.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes, until fish is done to your liking.
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