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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey Lime Dressing

April 15, 2010

I’ve been wanting to cook fish on the grill for a while, but have only just built up the confidence to do it. So I excitedly got out my cedar planks for the first time and started my fish journey with a good-looking piece of salmon. 

@TheSkivvy soaked the plank in water for a good hour, and then I nervously placed the plank in the middle of the grill, on 450 direct heat for five minutes. That’s when I crossed my fingers that the plank wouldn’t catch fire and burn down my apartment. 

For the Honey Lime Dressing, blend the following ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh chives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

I then placed the salmon on the plank, basted it with the dressing (I actually left the salmon to soak in the dressing overnight for that extra flavour), and changed the grill to indirect heat. I left it to cook with the lid down for 20 minutes. When I opened up the lid I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by this…  

A good looking piece of fish

 And the best thing was – no mess on the grill grates. Bonus! 

We then served up the salmon with @TheSkivvy’s delicious mango salsa, and spinach and tomato salad. 

A multi-coloured plate of goodness

 Lessons Learned: 

  • Cedar-plank grilling is the way to go
  • 20 minutes was good, but maybe a smidgen too long. 17 minutes may be better next time