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Grilled Cedar Salmon

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Infuse the sweet woody taste of cedar by grilling fresh salmon filets on a cedar plank with a simple brown sugar butter marinade.

  • One (12 inch) cedar plank, pre-soaked

  • 4 (6 ounce) fresh salmon fillets

  • 2 TBSN butter, softened

  • 3 TBSN brown sugar (Keto diets replace with preferred sweetener)

  • 1 teaspoon rosemary

Ensure Cedar plank is pre-soaked 2-12 hours, BBQ tongs, small mixing bowl, mixing spoon, marinade brush, aluminum foil, BBQ grill

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 40 minutes Ready: 50 minutes

Serves: 4

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.

To make Grilled Cedar Salmon:

1. In a small bowl, stir together the softened butter, brown sugar, and rosemary.

2. Brush the butter mixture over the salmon fillets so that they are fully coated on all sides.

3. Preheat grill to 325 degrees F.

4. Place the cedar plank over direct heat on the grill. Close the lid and heat for 8 to 10 minutes.

5. Move the plank over indirect heat. Using tongs, place salmon on cedar plank.

6. Loosely cover with aluminum foil to keep food moist.

7. Grill for 20 minutes, then use tongs to turn salmon over on plank.

8. Grill for 15-20 minutes until the fillet can be flaked with a fork.

9. Remove from plank and serve.

1 serving: 320 calories, 20 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 1100 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate (12 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 21 g protein.

Salmon is rich rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acid and is one of the best sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Salmon is a great source of protein, high in B vitamins, potassium, selenium and the antioxidant Astaxanthin. Aside from protein, shrimp contains over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.

Pinot Noir, Gamay, or if you prefer a white wine, go with Pinot Noir.


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Vegan and vegetarian alternatives. Replace salmon with sliced baby carrots. Use Vegan friendly butter. Kick the GLUTS and use gluten-free brown sugar and butter. Pump up the protein with adding Savory Seafood Stuffing. See recipe for preparation instructions.

Stuffed Grilled Salmon. Follow same recipe and top or stuff fillets with Savory Seafood Stuffing. See recipe for preparation instructions.

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