27 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Cedar Plank Salmon

Many years in the past, the Indians have discovered a way of cooking salmon. While cooking it on a damp cedar plank, they found out that the flavor of the fish was enhanced.

This special taste associated with cooking on a cedar plank has innovated different chefs on creating new styles of using this material for food other than salmon.

What I am sharing with you today will surely linger in your mouth long after you have finished this recipe.

Ingredients for Cedar Plank Salmon:

– 1 large untreated cedar plank
– 1/3 cup vegetable oil
– 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
– 1 teaspoon sesame oil
– 1/3 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup chopped green onions
– 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
– 1 teaspoon minced garlic
– 1.5 lbs salmon fillets, skin removed


1. Keep the cedar plank soaked in the water for 2 hours or more.
2. Preheat the grill to medium high.
3. For the marinade, take a shallow dish and mix together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger and garlic.
4. Place the salmon on the dish and coat it with the marinade sauce all over. Leave it marinated for at least an hour.
5. Prepare the cedar plank and place it on the grate of the grill. The plank is ready to use when it begins to smoke.
6. Just keep the salmon fillets on the plank without the marinade and grill it for 20 to 30 minutes. You can make sure that the salmon is ready when you can flake it with the help of a fork.

If the plank catches on fire, don't panic, either turn the gas off and wait for the fire to die down, or move the plank off to the side where there is no flame.

Bon appétit!

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