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!!
The Teacher Cooks
38 responses to “Grilled Salmon”
This looks really good. I have never cooked salmon on a cedar plank.
Um..I’m not a big fan of fish; This is the first time I hear of grilled salmon.
I never had salmon on a cedar plank. I don’t really eat a lot of fish, but this sounds good!
I LOVE salmon! It’s my favorite. I might try this…
i have NEVER eaten salmon before ever. it looks really good. i gotta try it !
i bet this tasted as good as it looks
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.
this looks pretty good
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.
I always knew you cooked salmon on a cedar plank, but i’ve never really known why.
the idea of cooking with the plank is just crazy to me.
decoration is watched delicious is creative and is rich mm I hope to prove it
I never knew you could cook it on a ceder plank.
i love salmon! this looks very good!
We eat a lot of grilled salmon. The flavor is fantastic. This looks really good. Great pictures.
Salmon on a cedar plank? I want to try it! Sounds delicious!
So I’ve never had salmon before but it looks really good. I might just have to try it!
The salmon sounds good and easy enough to make. The plank was a good idea. 🙂
i cant wait to try this
that looks really good
that seems like a unique way of cooking salmon
This looks REALLY good!!!!
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.
This looks so good, i would love to try this recipe 🙂
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.
This looks phenomenol.
this looks good even though i dont like salmon lol 🙂
it looks good.
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!
awsome …. i love fish! it looks good.
this looks really good. i love salmon !
i would love to try this sometime but with out the asparagus
This looks great for someone who likes seafood!
mmh, this looks so good.
looks amazing !
the salmon looks good
I have never liked salmon the only salmon i like is on my subway sandwhich but this one looks pretty good.
that looks great
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.