Wild Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon from Coley Cooks

Recipe created by Coley Cooks.

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With summer in full swing we wanted to share this great Cedar Planked Salmon recipe. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 untreated cedar planks, soaked in water for ~1 hour
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat a grill to medium heat-high. Mix together the mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pat the salmon fillets very dry, then place them skin-side-down and rub the mustard mixture all over top.
  • Rub the top of the cedar planks lightly with oil, place them on the grill, close, and allow them to heat up for about 5 minutes. While the grill heats up, mix together the salsa.
  • Combine the tomatoes, peaches and red onion in a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then mix to combine.
  • Place the salmon portions on the cedar planks, then close the grill and let cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the salmon is opaque in the center. Add the basil to the salsa, then toss to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
  • Transfer each salmon fillet to a plate, then spoon salsa over top. Drizzle with a little more olive oil, then serve immediately.