Planked Salmon With Basil Chive Butter

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For Basil Chive Butter:
  • Blanch the basil leaves in boiling salted water just until wilted, about 10 seconds. (This will retain the color.).
  • Drain and transfer to ice water.
  • Drain again and squeeze dry in paper towels or dish towel. (The basil must be dry.).
  • Chop roughly.
  • Puree the basil with olive oil and salt, adding butter a bit at a time.
  • Remove to a bowl and stir in chives.
  • Chill until it can be molded.
  • Form into 4 equal pieces.
  • Chill until serving time.
  • For Salmon:
  • 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.).
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Transfer plank to a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush bottom of salmon with butter and sprinkle with a bit of the seasoning.
  • Place on the cedar plank.
  • Brush top with butter and sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Roast for 14 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon.
  • Remove salmon to serving plates and top each piece with a piece of Basil Chive butter.
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