Cedar plank Salmon with a Herb Compound Butter

on Sep 05 in fish, Main dish by
Cedar plank Salmon with a Herb Compound Butter

Some would argue that you need to buy food service quality cedar planks for this dish. Maybe it’s the redneck in me, but that just seems like waste. If you’ve got yourself a Home Depot and any kind of saw you can make your own planks for much less money. We buy closet grade cedar boards and cut them into serving size planks. Seriously folk, a box will cost you in the $20’s and make about 40 planks. Or you can go buy 4 food service quality planks for about $14. Have fun with the compound butter and switch up the spices as to what you have in your cabinets. I rarely make the same exact butter twice.

Serves 4

4 cedar plank pieces; soaked in water for at least 3 hours (you don’t want to loose your eyebrows)
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned and boned
For the butter
1 stick of butter; softened
2 tbl spoons dried parsley
4 tbl spoons Johnny’s garlic spread (Mediterranean garlic salt)
2 tbl spoons 21 seasoning blend (Trader Joes’s carries this or Durkee brand has one)
1 tsp freshly ground pepper

Preheat grill on high
Meanwhile place salmon on cedar planks
mix butter with next 4 ingredients
divide butter mixture between salmon pieces and spread
place boards on grill and turn all burners to medium heat
close grill and let cook until the white fats from the fish start to come through the top of the meat; approximately 15-20 min
Make sure you have a spray bottle close buy to put out any flames. Charred fish is no good
For a beautiful rustic presentation serve the salmon directly from the planks

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