Grilled Salmon On A Cedar Plank
Buy a food grade cedar plank from Home Depot or Whole Foods and soak it in water for at least an hour. In a bowl, combine the following until it becomes a nice goop.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp dry thyme
- 1/2 tsp Chipotle powder or cayenne
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp bbq rub
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp powdered garlic
- 2 tbsp oil
- Zest of one lemon
- Juice from half a lemon
- (Optional) 1/4 tsp fine ground espresso
Place filet of salmon or steelhead trout, skin down, on the soaked cedar plank. Place on the grill and cook on low heat for 40 mintues or until the thickest portion of the fish is 145 degrees inside. You want the plank close enough to the flame to smoke but not catch fire and cook the fish too quickly. The longer it cooks, without overcooking, the more smoke flavor.