Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Garlic, Lemon and Dill

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 204.5
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.2 mg
  • Sodium: 614.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 14.8 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 (3 pound) whole filet of salmon, skin on, scored (up to but not through the skin) into serving pieces
    6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 large garlic cloves, minced
    1/4 cup minced fresh dill
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving


1. Soak an untreated cedar plank (or planks) large enough to hold a side of salmon (5 to 7 inches wide and 16 to 20 inches long) in water, weighting it with something heavy, like a brick, so it stays submerged 30 minutes to 24 hours.
2. When ready to grill, either build a charcoal fire in half the grill or turn grill burners on high for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix oil, garlic, dill, salt, pepper and lemon zest; rub over salmon and into scored areas to coat.
3. Place soaked cedar on hot grill grate, close lid, and watch until wood starts to smoke, about 5 minutes. Transfer salmon to hot plank, move salmon off direct charcoal heat or turn burners to low, and cook covered until salmon is just opaque throughout (130 on a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest section) 20 to 25 minutes or longer, depending on thickness and grill temperature. Let sit 5 minutes; serve with lemon wedges.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MCKS_MOM.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so summery! - 8/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    I'm not even really a fan of salmon or but this was amazing!!! I recommend this!!! - 6/3/13

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  • Very Good
    Delicious! - 8/13/11

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