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Cedar Plank Smokey Salmon

Cedar Plank Smokey Salmon

Cedar Plank Smokey Salmon

1 cedar plank – soaked for a few hours*
1 large sockey salmon fillet or Atlantic salmon fillet
1 cup Lapsong Suchon tea **– steep strongly
1 drizzle sesame oil
1 heaping tsp. Ground ginger
1 drizzle chili oil
1/4 cup Mirin (Japanese cooking wine)
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 tbs. Sugar or honey
1/8 tsp. Ground white pepper

Mix last 8 ingredients in a bowl. Place salmon filet on a platter and pour marinade over fish. Wrap and chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Preheat outdoor BBQ to medium-high heat. Place cedar plank on middle of grill and close the cover. Allow to smoke for 3-4 minutes. Turn plank over and place salmon filet in the middle of plank. Close grill and let cook up to 15-20 minutes or until filet is done, depending on the thickness of the filet.

Garnish with scallion flowers (Green onions cut and put in cold water to make flower shapes).


Get ready for summer grilling adventures by getting acquainted with salmon & a cedar plank. Salmon can be skin on or off, as you prefer. Serve with summer vegetables or grilled bell peppers. Cedar planks are available in a 2 pack, one for practice & one for go time. For more grilling adventures, visit KarenFood!

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