Father’s Day Cedar-Plank Salmon

Fish, wood, and fire are all required for a delicious Father's Day meal! Fathers are uncomplicated, and we prefer simple, high-quality products. Give us a fire to roast anything over, and we'll love it. For our next Father's Day dinner special, we're serving Cedar-Plank Salmon - a wonderfully easy and natural method to pay homage to your father while also having a good time in the great outdoors on a lovely afternoon.

We begin with fresh salmon fillets with the skin on and a cedar plank soaked in water for 20 minutes. By cooking the salmon fillet on the cedar plank, all that natural and smoky flavor will be infused into the salmon. We add a sweet and fragrant note with a glaze of brown sugar, oil, thyme, and cayenne pepper brushed over the fillet just before placing it on the grill. Super easy and beautiful, this dish is a recipe for success – just prep the recliner and have a couple of John Wayne movies on hand. So, fire up the grill, grab a refreshing drink and get ready for a lazy afternoon.

Serves: 4

Father’s Day Cedar-Plank Salmon Ingredients

  • 1 2-pound salmon fillet, skin on
  • 1 cedar plank, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Father’s Day Cedar-Plank Salmon Directions

  1. Preheat a gas grill to high; adjust to medium-low after 15 minutes. (If cooking over charcoal, allow the coals to burn until they are covered with white ash.)
  2. Place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, oil, thyme, and cayenne in a bowl. Brush over the salmon.
  4. Place the planked salmon on the grilling grate and cook, with the grill covered, until mostly cooked through but still slightly pink in the middle, about 40 minutes.

Taken from realsimple.com  http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/cedar-plank-salmon