Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cedar Grilled Salmon

I ran across some super cheap cedar planks at Walmart the other day and tonight we grilled some salmon with them.  It's my new favorite way to eat salmon.  So good!

Cedar Grilled Salmon

salmon fillets
salt and pepper
1 lemon and lemon zest
olive oil

Soak cedar plank for a couple of hours so it doesn't burn on the grill.  Preheat grill to about 400. 

Drizzle salmon with olive oil.  Add a big pinch salt, pepper, and lemon zest to each piece of salmon. 

Put the wet cedar plank on the grill until it it makes loud crackling noises.  Place salmon and cut up lemon directly onto the plank.  Grill for about 15 minutes (more of less depending on the thickness of the fish).  Do not turn salmon.  The plank will be black and charred, so remove salmon from plank to serve.  Squeeze lemons on top of fish (they will have a smokey flavor as well).