Salmon On A Plank

A side of fresh wild salmon cooked on a locally grown cedar plank. It does no’t get much more British Columbian than this. I first tasted this inventive dish in Beauty Creek, just North of the Colombia Ice fields. It is perfect for the BBQ now that summer is here or over a fire. Either way salmon on a plank is a great tasting, great fun option for cooking a great fish.

  • 1 Salmon fillet(1.5-2lbs. and about one inch thick)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1tspn cayenne pepper
  • lemon wedges
  • 1 cedar plank 

1. Immerse a two foot Cedar plank in water for at least one hour.

2. Brush olive oil lightly over top surface of Cedar plank. Place salmon fillet skin side down on top of plank.

3. Sprinkle the lemon zest, dill, salt, and Cayenne pepper evenly over the fillet.

4. Place the planked salmon in the center of the BBQ grate an inch or two over your coals.

5. Grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until the salmon is opaque in the center and the flesh flakes easily with a fork.

You’re ready to eat!

Salmon on plank

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