Recently while dining out at a local restaurant I discovered the smoky flavor of grilled cedar plank salmon and instantly I fell in love. This makes an easy but elegant date night dinner or easy entertaining dish that is sure to impress your guests. The recipe really couldn’t be more simple.
- 1 1/2 lbs salmon filet, cut into equal 4 pieces
- olive olive for drizzling
- 1 lemon for zest and juice
- Seasoning rub:
- Ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp dill weed
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp Cajun or blacken seasoning
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 tsp fresh chopped parsley
- Heat planks according to package directions.
- Drizzle oil over both sides of fish
- In a small bowl, combine ground pepper, dill, garlic powder, paprika, kosher salt and Cajun seasoning.
- Sprinkle seasoning on both sides of fish. Place fish skin side down on the plank(s). Zest 1 lemon across tops of fish and squeeze half the lemon across all fish. Use other half for garnish, if desired.
- Place planks on grill and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from grill and transfer fish to a serving plate removing skins before serving. Garnish with additional lemon juice, fresh parsley.