Earlier this week marked the official start of the summer season and as you have probably noticed, we’re using the grill an awful lot lately. Whether it was for our Summer Surf n Turf segment on the US Wellness website this month or our more recent recipe for Bison Back Ribs, we’ve been using the grill about 5 times a week. And while we love nothing more than grilling up some burgers or chicken legs, we also have a soft spot for a nice cedar plank salmon fillet. When done right, there’s a subtle flavor of the cedar wood infused in the salmon without really overpowering it and it comes out delicious every time. As a bonus, most of the prep time is hands off (you’re just waiting for the cedar to absorb enough water so it doesn’t burn on the grill) and the cook time is a maximum of 20 minutes. If you’re looking to change up your routing while still cooking outdoors in the summer, give this a try, you surely won’t regret it!
- hour before cooking, soak cedar plank in water. This is necessary so the cedar plank doesn't burn or catch fire on the grill
- While cedar plank is in water, liberally coat salmon fillet on all sides with smoked paprika rub and set aside.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Remove cedar plank from water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Place salmon fillet skin side down on cedar plank and place cedar plank on grill. Cook covered for 15-20 minutes until fish is flaky. Remove from grill and allow to rest about 5 minutes.
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