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Yankee Creek Ranch Salmon

Yield 6 servings
Robust salmon and pinot noir make a perfect pair, so get them together by topping grilled salmon with a red wine sauce of pinot noir, butter, mushrooms, and earthy sweet beets.


  • Pear, apple, or mesquite chips
  • 6 (8-ounce) king salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • Beurre Rouge

How to Make It

  1. Soak chips in water to cover 8 hours; drain well. Wrap chips in heavy-duty aluminum foil, and make several holes in foil.

  2. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper; cover and set aside.

  3. Prepare grill, placing foil-wrapped chips directly on hot coals. Place salmon, skin side down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill, covered, 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve with Buerre Rouge.