7 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2009
I have never had much luck cooking fish on wooden planks on the grill, they've always caught fire and burned the fish.
This time was no different, the plank still caught fire, but for some reason the fish cooked PERFECTLY!
I was a good girl and soaked the board for the recommended 2 hours, but it still caught ablaze!
The coating on this fish was wonderful and the smell in our backyard was so nice.....cedar & rosemary.
I can't wait to try another fish on a plank! We loved this!
Cedar Plank Salmon (from Gourmet Magazine)
1 cedar plank (click here to buy planks on amazon.com)
2 lb. salmon filet, skin on (1 1/2" thick)
2 tbsp grainy mustard
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
zest of a lemon
salt & pepper
Soak your cedar plank submerged in water for 2 hours.
Prepare grill medium-high (my grill cooks too hot, so I kept it at medium-low).
Stir together the mustard, honey, rosemary, lemon zest and salt & pepper.
Spoon this mixture on the top of the salmon and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Remove plank from water and place salmon on wooden plank, skin side down and cook with grill lid down for 13-15 minutes.
Let salmon rest 5 minutes before serving.