Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Recipe from Cooking Light

If you can get your hands on a filleted side of salmon, this is the recipe to choose. After a quick dip in a soy marinade rounded out with honey, ginger, and lemon, the salmon is grilled over indirect heat. Keeping it on a plank is one way to ensure that this large cut of fish stays extra-moist.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 x 6 1/2 x 3/8-inch) alder grilling plank
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Preparation

  1. Immerse and soak the plank in water 1 hour; drain.
  2. To prepare grill for indirect grilling, heat one side of the grill to high heat.
  3. Combine vinegar and the next 6 ingredients (vinegar through lemon) in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Shake to combine. Add fish; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Place plank on grill rack over high heat; grill 5 minutes or until lightly charred. Carefully turn plank over; move to cool side of grill. Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Place fish, skin side down, on charred side of plank. Cover and grill 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

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June 2003

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 306
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Fat: 14.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.5g
  • Protein: 38.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.6g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 353mg
  • Calcium: 36mg