Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon


4 untreated cedar planks 4”x6” (see note)
4 8-ounce salmon filets
2 pounds red potatoes cooked and cut in half
1 pound green beans or asparagus blanched, cooled, and cut into 1” pieces
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
12 ounces whiskey honey glaze (equal parts honey and whiskey mixed), a good quality BBQ sauce, or a teriyaki sauce.
NOTE: Use untreated cedar planks because they do not have varnish or any chemicals on them that could be potentially poisonous. Cedar planks or shingles can be found at most hardware or home improvement stores.


Soak the cedar planks in water for 1 hour. Place the planks on a grill in a semi hot spot for 1 minute. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place on the hot cedar planks. Cover the grill and cook for about 10 minutes. There should be some smoke.

Watch to make sure the planks do not catch the flame. Move planks if necessary. Brush the sauce onto the salmon and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

While the salmon is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a sauté pan and sauté the potatoes and vegetables until they are heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the fresh parsley.

To serve:

Place the salmon (plank and all) on a plate and serve with a side of the sautéed potatoes and vegetables. Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

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