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Cedar Plank Asian Grilled Salmon – Recipe!

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Salmon is one of the most delightful fish and I love to cook it in so many different ways, and this Grilled Asian Cedar Plank Salmon is my all-time favorite.

Salmon is one of the easiest fish to cook because of its hearty texture and it holds up on the grill and absorbs marinade nicely.  I enjoy a cedar plank for assistance because there is no flipping required and that way, I don’t lose much fish through the grates.  The nice smoky flavor is wonderful and it doesn’t matter if you cook it on a gas or charcoal grill.  You can find wood planks at most hardware or grocery stores and definitely online.

Marinating the salmon first, for a few hours in pantry items like fresh ginger, garlic, soy sauce, chili paste and brown sugar enhances the plump fish, and adds such a nice Asian taste.   I like to serve it with grilled asparagus or artichokes — something I can grill alongside the fish.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons, grated ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

cedar plank, at hardware or grocery stores or online

(Serves 4 )

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To Prepare:

1.  Submerge cedar plank in a large casserole dish or sheet pan filled with water.  You may need to put a heavy glass on top, so it doesn’t float. Leave board to soak, for at least 1 hour or until ready to use for grilling.

2.  In a small square dish, add soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, hot sauce, brown sugar and garlic, whisk.

3.  Dip salmon in marinade on both sides, then place it skin side up in marinade.  Cover fish with plastic wrap and place it in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

4.  Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium/high or 400 degrees, leaving one area with no direct heat (indirect method of grilling).  Heat two of three burners, leaving one off or very low.  Take salmon out of marinade and place it on soaked cedar plank.  Place remaining marinade from dish in a small sauce pan and cook for 4 minutes, to reduce into a thicker sauce to top salmon.

5.  Place salmon on plank and then on the unheated section of grill.  Close lid to grill salmon for 20-25 minutes or until salmon has dark edges and a medium golden color.

6.  Remove plank with oven mitts from grill and place on a large sheet pan to cool slightly, 5 minutes.  Slice salmon and drizzle top with sauce and serve with grilled veggies or other side dishes.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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