Create Mustard-Glazed Planked Salmon—an iconic dish along the Washington coast—in the comforts of home. Washington is known for its salmon, and cooking fresh filets on a plank keeps them moist and adds a slightly smokey flavor. This recipe is kicked up with a delicious mustard glaze
1 large cedar plank
4 (6- to 8-ounce) skin-on sockeye salmon fillets
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 orange slices, halved
Garnish: chopped chives
How to Make It
Soak wood plank in water 1 hour; drain. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
Remove pin bones from salmon, if necessary. Combine mustard and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl, and brush half of mustard mixture over salmon, reserving remaining mustard mixture.
Grill plank 3 minutes or until grill marks appear. Remove from grill. Place salmon, skin sides down, on heated side of plank. Top with orange slices.
Grill planked salmon, covered with grill lid, 10 to 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. (Check occasionally to make sure edges of plank don't ignite.) Garnish, if desired. Serve with reserved mustard glaze.
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