Grilled Salmon

Salmon on the Big Green Egg

Salmon cooked on a Cedar Plank

Fish is quick to prepare and very healthy.  Some cooks are afraid to prepare this convenience food.  Why ??  It really is simple to make. 

Growing up we had fish every Thursday night.  I mean every Thursday night!  My parents loved fish and seafood.  I grew up in south Georgia in the middle of the state.  It is two to three hours from the ocean.  Fish came into the local fish market every Thursday.  My mother would go after she picked us up from school and pick out the fish we were having.  They would wrap it in newspaper.  Most of the time we would have fried trout with her homemade tartar sauce, homemade hushpuppies and for the life of me  could not tell you what else. 

Today I do not fry fish,  I usually grill , blacken in an iron skillet, or bake.  It is just a lot more healthy and the clean up is so much easier.

One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon is on a cedar plank.  It really is easy and makes for a very elegant meal.

You can pick up cedar planks in many places.  I have found them at supermarkets as well as the local green egg dealer.  Just follow the directions that come with them.  This particular one I  soaked in water for an hour.  I just put it in the sink and covered with water putting a saucepan on top to keep it under the water.

In the meantime I  marinated the  salmon.  Usually I make one, but  I was short on time  and just purchased a prepared one recommended by the gentleman in the seafood section of the grocery.  The salmon marinated for about 45 minutes. 

I then prepare the grill.  I take that back GI Joe is in charge of the grill. Using the Big Green Egg it was preheated  to 325 degrees, placing  the cedar plank on the grate and let it heat for about 8 minutes.  Place the salmon skin side down on plank and cook until it flakes with a fork.  This cooked for about 20 minutes.  Cooking on the cedar plank will lengthen the cooking time because you are using indirect heat.  The fish can be placed directly on the grate of the grill.  Cooking time will be cut in half.  Make sure that the grates are cleaned and well oiled.

Serve it with your favorite sides.  I chose brown rice with asparagus.  It was a great dinner!!

Grilled salmon with rice and asparagus

Grilled salmon

Happy cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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38 Comments

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38 responses to “Grilled Salmon

  1. Leslie Stewart

    This looks really good. I have never cooked salmon on a cedar plank.

  2. Yesica Melchor

    Um..I’m not a big fan of fish; This is the first time I hear of grilled salmon.

  3. Brooke Maryniak

    I never had salmon on a cedar plank. I don’t really eat a lot of fish, but this sounds good!

  4. brooke davidson

    I LOVE salmon! It’s my favorite. I might try this…

  5. ashley

    i have NEVER eaten salmon before ever. it looks really good. i gotta try it !

  6. Shane Davis

    i bet this tasted as good as it looks

  7. Erin

    My grandma just bought a new cedar plank and has been using it nonstop. She actually made this the other day and it was delicious.

  8. imari daniels

    this looks pretty good

  9. Allie

    I’ve had this a tgi Friday’s before and it is delicious! I’m sure your salmon is much healthier though. If a special occasion ever arrises, this will definitely be a possibility for me.

  10. Elizabeth

    I always knew you cooked salmon on a cedar plank, but i’ve never really known why.

  11. Parker

    the idea of cooking with the plank is just crazy to me.

  12. zuleima pacheco

    decoration is watched delicious is creative and is rich mm I hope to prove it

  13. blakely

    I never knew you could cook it on a ceder plank.

  14. Hanna

    i love salmon! this looks very good!

  15. We eat a lot of grilled salmon. The flavor is fantastic. This looks really good. Great pictures.

  16. Ashley Maryniak

    Salmon on a cedar plank? I want to try it! Sounds delicious!

  17. Ashley Kendrick

    So I’ve never had salmon before but it looks really good. I might just have to try it!

  18. Jennifer Pham

    The salmon sounds good and easy enough to make. The plank was a good idea. :)

  19. Brittany F.

    i cant wait to try this

  20. tinnia adams

    that looks really good
    that seems like a unique way of cooking salmon

  21. Ana

    This looks REALLY good!!!!

  22. Uniqua Dortch

    This actually looks good, i don’t even eat fish.
    I like the way it looks, very appetizing, also kind of persuadsive to eat, might i add.

  23. Savannah Cole

    This looks so good, i would love to try this recipe :)

  24. Taylor Roddy

    i dont usually eat fish, ever. But i must say this looks delicious. My mom and brother-n-law would love this. ill have to show them.

  25. Jessica Noble

    This looks phenomenol.

  26. ariel smith

    this looks good even though i dont like salmon lol :)

  27. Carly Hart

    I LOVE salmon! It’s the only fish I eat, besides crap legs. But I’ve never cooked them on a plank before. That’s interesting, and I’m going to have to try this!

  28. brandy adams

    awsome …. i love fish! it looks good.

  29. this looks really good. i love salmon !

  30. taylor d

    i would love to try this sometime but with out the asparagus

  31. Becca

    This looks great for someone who likes seafood!

  32. Isata

    mmh, this looks so good.

  33. kenny

    the salmon looks good

  34. Lindsey Hale

    I have never liked salmon the only salmon i like is on my subway sandwhich but this one looks pretty good.

  35. yvonne mcgregor

    that looks great

  36. gabby c. 1st per.;2nd sem.

    Salmon is a wonderful fish to eat and I like it grilled, baked, and however else my mother cooks it. You said above to marinate it for about 45 minuates but I didn’t know fish could be marinated.

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