Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours
Yield
Serves 4

We can thank Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest for this simple method of cooking whole sides of salmon. They would nail the salmon to cedar or alder wood planks and set the planks around a central fire, where the fish slowly absorbed smoky aromas. I like to glaze the salmon with a mixture of maple syrup and mustard.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak plank in water 1 hour; drain.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium heat.

Step 3

Combine syrup and mustard; stir well, and divide between 2 small bowls.

Step 4

Place plank on grill rack; grill 10 minutes or until lightly charred. Turn plank over; place fish, skin side down, on charred side. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper; brush with half of syrup mixture.

Step 5

Cover and grill 35 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill; spread remaining syrup mixture over fish. Cut fillet into 4 equal portions.

Chef's Notes

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