Mom always told me that fish was brain food. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I do know that fish recipes are some of the best recipes to make on the grill. The open flame of the grill brings out this mouthwatering smokey flavor that makes the fish taste much different than cooking it on the stove or in the oven.
This fish recipe comes form our friends the Two Old Crabs. It’s a little different from your usual grilled salmon recipe because it’s cooked on a wooden plank to to bring out a natural wood flavor. Simply seasoned so you can taste the flavors of the salmon, not much is needed to enjoy this recipe. After your first bite, you’ll be hooked on Plank Grilled Salmon.
Plank Grilled Salmon
- cedar plank cut to fit fillet
- salmon fillet
- 1 lime
- dill weed
1. Use a cedar plank or other wood per taste and availability. Start soaking the plank in water for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour before you want to cook the salmon to make sure the board does not burn.
2. Season the Salmon. Sprinkle lime juice, pepper, all seasoning (I use an all spice salt supplement) dill weed on the salmon about 10 minutes before time to cook.
3. When you are ready to cook, if you are using charcoal, pull the coals to the side of the grill, if gas, turn the burner under the plank to low so you do not burn the plank.
4. Put the plank on the grill and the salmon on the plank and close the lid to your grill. You want to cook the salmon with indirect heat.
5. If you have a thermometer on your grill, bring the heat up to 500 degrees.
6. It should take about 15 minutes for your salmon to cook. You will know that it is done when, using a fork, the fish will flake off. Enjoy!