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Cedar-Planked Salmon

Ingredients:

  • 6 4oz salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced 1/4” thick
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 6 T. unsalted butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cedar plank, minimum 1” thick
  • *To use the cedar plank, make sure to have soaked it overnight in water.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Preheat grill to high heat. When warm, place plank on grill and close cover. Allow to heat up for 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, brush the salmon with olive oil. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • On the top of each fillet, place a slice of onion, topped with a slice of lemon and a small pat of  butter.
  • Carefully place fillets on the plank.
  • Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Salmon is a traditional partner for Chardonnay, with its rich texture and buttery flavor.  Combine the fillet with more lemon, some couscous pasta and  steamed asparagus for an easy and delicious dinner.

Suggested Wine Pairing

Reserve Chardonnay