How to Grill Salmon

Have you looked at those wooden planks stacked in the seafood section at your market and wondered how to grill salmon with them? Turns out, it's an easy way to add a smoky flavor to a simple salmon fillet.

Thu, 9 Jun 2011|

-Hi. Im Kristina with recipe.com. Today, I'm gonna show you how to make a grilled herb salmon. And not just any grilled salmon, we're gonna cook it on a cedar plank and infuse all that great flavor into the fish. So here's what you're gonna need, a cedar grill plank, 1 to 2 pounds of fresh salmon, 1 tablespoon of snipped fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon of snipped fresh sage, a quarter teaspoon of salt, and a quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper and then there's a great cucumber dill yoghurt sauce that you serve on the side, 1 cup of diced cucumber, a quarter cup of plain yoghurt, 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise, and 2 teaspoons of dill. Now, 1 hour before you start grilling, you're gonna want to soak your cedar plank in water. You wanna get that nice and wet because otherwise when you put it on the grill, it might start on fire. Nobody wants that. I'm gonna take our salmon and put it skin side down on the cedar plank. Then I will brush it with the oil and now I'll sprinkle on some of the parsley. I love the look of that green next to the pink salmon. It looks so pretty. And then the sage. And then finally a little bit of salt and pepper. So, the grill is ready to go at about medium heat and I'm just gonna put the entire thing, the cedar plank and the salmon, on the grill for about 18 to 22 minutes until the fish flakes easily. What makes the salmon a true standout is the sauce we're gonna serve alongside of it. It's very simple, just some cucumber, some yoghurt, a little bit of mayonnaise, and fresh dill and that's it, a nice creamy sauce to serve alongside the salmon. So, the salmon has been on the grill for about 20 minutes. It smells heavenly. It actually smells like the inside of a sauna with that cedar cooking. So, let's take it off the grill and get ready to eat. Gorgeous! I mean that's as pretty as a picture right there. I think it looks beautiful to serve it right on the cedar plank, very rustic and delicious. Now, I'm just gonna spoon on some of our cucumber and dill yoghurt sauce. How gorgeous is that? Cedar plank grilled herb salmon. Thanks for watching. For more great recipes and savings, visit us at recipe.com.