Cedar-Planked Salmon on the Grill

1whole salmon fillet, 18 inches long (about 2-1/2 pounds)

1tablespoon lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)

3sprigs fresh dill, snipped

Salt and pepper

Lemon wedges

Immerse an untreated, 20-inch cedar plank suitable for cooking use in water; soak at least 1 hour or up to 1 day. Place salmon fillet, skin side down, on soaked plank. Sprinkle with lemon zest, dill, salt, and pepper.

Place planked salmon in center of cooking grate. Grill 25 to 30 minutes or until salmon is opaque in center and flesh flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Note: Make sure the plank you choose is virgin cedar. Buy one specially made for food preparation, usually sold in cookware stores

Category: Main Courses
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