Barbequed Cedar Plank Salmon with a honey, thyme, mustard, lemon and chili glaze

Barbequed cedar plank salmon with a honey, thyme, mustard, lemon, chili glaze

Barbequed cedar plank salmon with a honey, thyme, mustard, lemon, chili glaze

Salmon is such a delicious fish, it’s one of my favorites along with Walleye and Halibut.  In my opinion most of the time salmon should really be served with as little additional flavors as possible as the salmon flavor is so tasty and unique.  A little lemon zest and butter, or maybe a light fruit reduction/syrup.  This cedar planked salmon is another recipe which is an exception to that rule, as the honey, thyme, lemon, mustard and cedar smoke flavors blend wonderfully with the salmon.  Thanks to my sister-in-law who originally gave me the recipe – it is one of our favorites.

Barbequed Cedar Plank Salmon
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 cedar plank from Costco (Costco sells packs of cedar planks for grilling for about $1 each)
  • 4 filets of Kirkland Wild Sockeye salmom
  • ¼ cup Kirkland Grade A honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons dijon mustard (2 if you like more mustardy)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (don’t substitute dry as it will not taste the same at all)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • red chili pepper to taste (1/2 teaspoon is what I typically use)

Instructions
  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for 2 hours.
  2. In a small bowl thoroughly combine the honey, mustard, chopped thyme, lemon zest and chili flakes.
  3. Arrange the filets on the cedar plank and then coat them with the glaze.
  4. Pre-heat the BBQ to a very high temperature (400-500F), then drop the flames to low.
  5. BBQ the fish for approximately 10 minutes or until done.. times will vary depending on how hot your BBQ gets and stays.
  6. You’ll want to get as much smoke coming off the plank as you can without it starting an inferno. If there are any flare-ups, use a spray bottle with water to extinguish them.

Preparing the glaze

Preparing the glaze

Barbequing the cedar planked salmon - lots of smoke with no flame

Barbequing the cedar planked salmon – lots of smoke with no flame