Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon on Cedar Plank

 

We recently got really into grilling.  

Like REALLY got into grilling.

We've been grilling almost all of our dishes when we eat at home, and we've grilled dishes that we typically cook in the oven or on the stovetop.

Here's one dish that we absolutely love and can't wait to share with all of you.

 

Time: 25-35 mins  (not including soak time) |  Serves 3

  • 3 Salmon fillets (8 ounces)
  • 3 Cedar Planks (we purchased ours from Costco)
  • 1 Lemon for seasoning
  • 2 Lemons (sliced)
  • 1 Tbs Ground Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Soak cedar plank in water for 1-2 hours. Season the salmon with juice from one lemon, pepper, and salt on both sides, or sprinkle your favorite lemon pepper seasoning if you'd rather go that route.  Place thin slices of lemons on the top sides of the filets.
Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Setup for two zone cooking.
Once grill is heated and cedar plank has soaked, place cedar plank on direct heat side of grill for about 10 minutes or so. Just enough to get a decent char.
Move cedar plank to indirect heat side of grill, charred side up. 
Place seasoned salmon on plank and place lemon slices on top of salmon.
Close the lid and keep the grill at 350 degrees (we used a Maverick ET-732 to monitor the temp by the meat)
Leave grill closed and check after about 25 minutes. Total cook time should be around 25-35 minutes depending on heat regulation. Remove from grill when Salmon's internal temp is 145 degrees at its thickest part, plate and enjoy with your favorite side of steamed or blanched veggies.

Enjoy and show us how it turns out!  #EpicureanRecipes