Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon and Skewered Veggies

This was SOOOOOO Good! One of the best meals we've had at home in a long time! The salmon had a wonderful spicy flavor with the rub and a smoky flavor from the cedar. It was nice and tender, but well done. Carl even said its in his top 3 favorites! If you know Carl, you know that he is a terribly picky eater and that is a huge compliment coming from him. I just love when a recipe turns out perfect! Even better than expected! I honestly didnt have high hopes for this, but since I had these Cedar Planks that Carl's uncle bought him a couple years ago, I figured it was finally time to try them out. WOW. What a great way to grill fish. I served this with veggie skewers that I brushed with rosemary infused olive oil and lots of salt and pepper. I also served it with a 50/50 mixture of brown and white jasmine rice, seasoned with soy sauce and pepper.

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

1 cedar grilling plank, soaked in water for 2-24 hrs
1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets, with skin on one side
salt and pepper to taste
2-4 tsp. Potlatch Seasoning Salmon and Seafood Spice Rub

Soak the grill plank for as long as you can up to 24 hrs. Preheat a grill on Med Low heat to about 350 degrees. Put the plank on the grill and let sit there until it starts smoking, about 15 minutes.

While the plank is heating up, prepare the salmon. Salt and pepper each side, then rub 1-2 tsp seafood spice rub onto each piece of salmon. Lay the salmon on the grilling plank skin side down and close the grill. Cook at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until done to your liking. We like our salmon pretty well done, so it took about 15 minutes. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.


Court Cooks said...

That salmon looks delicious. I have always wanted to try using cedar planks when grilling.

outdoorgriller said...

that is a good recipe but you can make foil pouches and put the ingredients in and steam them over the grill there are some great recipes and tips at www.cookingandgrillinoutdoors.com

Joelen said...

That looks fabulous! I love the flavor the cedar planks impart of the fish - yum!