Cedar Plank Salmon
Summer brings with it the long evenings, the family gatherings, and, of course, BBQ’s.
If you’re looking to add a little change to your BBQ menu this summer, Izzy’s Cedar Plank Salmon recipe is the perfect choice.
“Planking” dates back to Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest, who would pin their salmon to large wood planks and slow cook them over the fire. The woody taste seeps into the salmon, giving it a deliciously earthy and nutty flavor. This salmon recipe is easy to prepare and sure to delight, and makes for a great change from the regular meat-centric BBQ menus.
You will need:
2 lb fresh salmon
½ gal. water
3 lemon rounds
Mix water, ½ lemon, salt, 1 part brown sugar, onion powder and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Pour into a 2 gallon ziploc bag and place the salmon in the marinade. Let marinade in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Place fish on cedar plank, skin side down. Top the salmon with black pepper, brown sugar, cayenne and lemon rounds. Cook the salmon on a grill or smoker for 35- 40 minutes or until cooked through. Remove fish from grill. Serve with lettuce and enjoy!
Watch below for a video demonstration.