Salmon is my favorite fish. It’s flavorful, buttery, and good for you. I love a pan-seared salmon, but nothing beats Cedar Plank Salmon on the grill when the weather gets nice in the spring.
1. Start with a high-quality salmon. A nice thick cut from the meat case at the grocery store, not a frozen fillet. It will cost a little bit more, but it’s worth it (I like wild Alaskan salmon, not farm-raised).
2. Soak your cedar planks for an hour or more before you put them on the grill (you can get cedar planks on Amazon.com). They will float, so put something heavy on top of them in the sink to weight them down and keep them under water.
3. Meanwhile, marinate your salmon. Here’s my recipe:
- 1/3 C. vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/3 C. low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
Put the ingredients in a freezer bag with your salmon (I used about 1 1/2 lb. salmon). Marinate for 1-2 hours while your planks are soaking. Grill. I love this served with grilled asparagus.