XL-Catlin-Cedar-Plank-Salmon-263x350Nothing says summer than a good grill recipe and Julia Deane from Culinary Works has just the dish. This serves four and easily doubles for your holiday crowd. To prep you do need to soak the cedar planks (available in store!) in water for at least on hour by weighted down. If you do this and marinate the salmon at the same time you should have a great seasoned dish. Enjoy!
Spiced Salmon on Cedar Planks
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper 4 Salmon filets or steaks 4-6 ounces each
1 lime, cut in half, juiced
1/3 cup rough chopped, cilantro
1/2 small onion, chopped
Extra Virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Combine the spices in a bowl and mix well. Season the salmon with the spice mixture. Let it sit to absorb the flavors. Combine the cilantro, onion, lime juice in a bowl. Add enough olive oil to make it a nice thick paste to garnish the salmon. Brush the planks with oil and place salmon on tops of planks. Place planks on sheet pans if they fit. Cook for 12-15 minutes (especially if your salmon is cut into individual pieces), longer 15-20 minutes if you have a large filet.
If using a gas grill, preheat on high then turn down to medium before placing the plank on the grill. Salmon should take 10-15 minutes to cook, depending on the thickness of the salmon and the heat of the grill. Insert a sharp knife gently inside for 6-7 seconds and touch the knife tip to tell if hot and cooked. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and serve on or off the planks, your choice!

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