Cedar Plank BBQ Salmon
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BBQ salmon cooked on a cedar plank infuses cedar smoke into the fish as it cooks, producing the most flavorful, smoky, BBQ salmon.
Recipe type: BBQ
Cuisine: American
  • 1 Salmon Fillet, skin on
  • Salt, Pepper
  • ½ Stick Butter (2 oz)
  • 1 Lime, zest and 2 Teaspoons juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Place skin side on the pre-soaked cedar plank.
  3. Set your grill to medium-high and set the plank with the fish on the grill rack.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the basting butter. Melt the butter, add lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Baste the salmon. Depending on the thickness and size of the salmon fillet, your cooking time may vary. We had a large, up to 1.5” thick fillet and our cooking time was about 25-45 minutes. Lower the heat to medium about halfway through cook time so the plank does not catch fire.
  6. Check every 15 minutes and baste. Use a fork in the thickest part of the fillet to check for doneness. If it is pale pink and easily flakes, it’s done.
Cedar Plank Preparation
* You will need a cedar plank. If you have any untreated cedar boards around, cut one to the length of your salmon fillet. You can also purchase a cedar plank from specialty cookware stores.
* Soak your plank in cold water at least 2 hours, overnight if possible.
* Serve directly on the cedar plank, the skin will stick to the plank and the fish easily separates.
Recipe by Welcome 2 Our Table at https://www.welcome2ourtable.com/cedar-plank-bbq-salmon/