Cedar Planked Copper River Salmon

May 27, 2012 – 5:33 pm

Dinner tonight was a fillet of gorgeous Copper River Sockeye Salmon, seasoned simply with kosher salt and grilled on a cedar plank. It was amazing. We’ll definitely be repeating this over the coming weeks while the salmon are running! I served this with some beautiful Kusshi oysters on the half shell and a tomato and cucumber salad.

Cedar Planked Salmon
Serves 2

1 lb Copper River Sockeye Salmon fillet (head end, about 1.5 – 2 inches thick)
1 food grade cedar plank (I used Nature’s Cuisine 14 by 5-1/2-Inch Cedar Outdoor Grilling Plank)
kosher salt

Soak cedar plank for 30 minutes in cold water, flipping once halfway through. Rub the smooth side of the plank lightly with canola oil. Place the salmon fillet in the center of the plank and season generously with kosher salt.

Preheat your grill to high heat. Place the cedar plank on the center of the grill and reduce the heat to low. Close the grill and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Spray the cedar plank with water from a spray bottle occasionally while the fish cooks to keep the plank just at the smoke point without catching fire.

Serve hot.

  1. One Response to “Cedar Planked Copper River Salmon”

  2. That looks incredible! I could eat salmon every day. You are so lucky to have easy access to quality, fresh fish!

    By Krista on May 28, 2012

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