Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Garlic, Lemon and Dill

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Cooking a lemon and dill seasoned whole salmon fillet on a smoldering cedar plank adds a touch of smoke to a beautiful fish!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 (6-ounce) servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) whole filet of salmon, skin on, scored (up to but not through the skin) into serving pieces

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced

  • ¼ cup minced fresh dill

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving

Directions

  1. Soak an untreated cedar plank (or planks) large enough to hold a side of salmon (5 to 7 inches wide and 16 to 20 inches long) in water, weighting it with something heavy, like a brick, so it stays submerged 30 minutes to 24 hours.

  2. When ready to grill, either build a charcoal fire in half the grill or turn grill burners on high for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix oil, garlic, dill, salt, pepper and lemon zest; rub over salmon and into scored areas to coat.

  3. Place soaked cedar on hot grill grate, close lid, and watch until wood starts to smoke, about 5 minutes. Transfer salmon to hot plank, move salmon off direct charcoal heat or turn burners to low, and cook covered until salmon is just opaque throughout (130 on a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest section) 20 to 25 minutes or longer, depending on thickness and grill temperature. Let sit 5 minutes; serve with lemon wedges.

Tips

Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
26g Fat
1g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 663mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 524mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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