We’ve been grilling a lot of salmon on cedar planks this year. The plank gives the salmon such a wonderful flavor and it’s quick, easy, and healthy.
Prep Time: 1 hour to soak the plank
Serves: 4 – 4 oz portions
1 lb of wild salmon filet, thawed (try to avoid farmed salmon, it does not have the same health benefits of wild salmon)
2 lemons – zest and juice from 1, thinly slice the other
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Grill, Cedar plank or other species of wood (food grade)
Soak the plank in water for 1 hour.
Remove the salmon from the refrigerator 30 minutes before putting the salmon on the grill. Sprinkle salt over it on both sides. Grate 1 lemon and sprinkle the zest over the salmon. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon dried basil. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat the grill to high. Place the soaked plank on the grill for about 5 minutes to dry it out a bit. Then place the marinated salmon on the plank and place the sliced lemons on top of the salmon. Grill on medium-high heat for about 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.
Cut into 4 portions and serve immediately.
Try it with a side of Broccoli Poppers!