Chinook Salmon on Alderwood with Vidalia Onion and Mustard Crust



8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 alder plank
1 (3-pound) salmon fillet
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 small Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large lemon, cut into wedges
Garnish: rosemary sprig


Soak plank in water to cover 1 hour; drain.

Season salmon with sea salt and pepper. Place fish on plank.

Stir together onion and next 6 ingredients. Spoon onion mixture over salmon, pressing firmly.

Cover with grill lid; grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Squeeze lemon over fish. Garnish, if desired.

Ted Reader and Kathleen Sloan,

Reprinted by permission, Willow Creek Press, Inc.,

Coastal Living

July 2001
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