This new classic preparation infuses the salmon with a cedar smokiness and the brown sugar imparts just a hint of sweetness - sure to become your new favorite way to grill salmon.
Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
- Serves: 6
- Complexity: very easy
- 1 cedar plank, large enough for salmon fillet
- 1 salmon fillet
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- lemon slices
Start by soaking the cedar plank in water for 20 minutes. This will allow the flavor of the cedar plank to infuse into the salmon. Next start warming the grill to high, either charcoal or gas, adjust the heat to medium or allow the coals to burn for a few minutes longer.
Combine the remaining ingredients until will mixed. Put the salmon on the plank skin-side down. Brush the salmon with the brown sugar mixture. When the salmon is covered take the plank and salmon and place on the grill. Cook for about 30 minutes until the salmon is just cooked and the surface fat just starts to turn white. Serve immediately.