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How to Make Cedar Plank Salmon

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Enjoy the smoky delicious flavor of this salmon grilled on cedar planks. Serve with delicious Blueberry Zinfandel Sauce and enjoy!!
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (For greasing)
  Salmon filets 1 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
For zinfandel sauce
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Tomato paste 1 Teaspoon
  Red wine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Zinfandel wine)
  Canned beef broth 2 Can (20 oz)
  Bay leaf 1
  Bouquet garni 1 (thyme and parsley)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Blueberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Soak cedar plank for 4 hours to overnight.
2. Preheat grill to medium high.

3. Brush the cedar plank with extra virgin olive oil and lay the fish on. Check for pin bones and then season with salt and pepper.
4. Place cedar plank on grill and cook covered for 10-20 minutes.
5. To prepare the blueberry zinfandel sauce - In a large pot heat extra virgin olive oil.
6. To the pan add in the carrots and onions and sauté until golden brown, for 11 to 12 minutes.
7. Add in the celery to the pot and sauté for 8 minutes.
8. Stir in the tomato paste and cook until its rust in color, for 4 minutes.
9. Deglaze the pan red wine and simmer until reduced by half.
10. Pour in the beef broth to the pot, followed by bay leaf, and a Bouquet garni and simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon.
11. If the sauce is too thin make a paste with equal parts butter and flour. And add to the sauce.
12. Add in the blueberries and season with salt and pepper.

13. Serve the salmon with the Blueberry Zinfandel Sauce.

Things You Will Need
1 Cedar plank

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Are you crazy about salmon? Here is one of the most exotic preparations of salmon, which is rarely available in the restaurants. So it is always better to cook by yourself and enjoy this delicacy with your family members or friends. Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn the process of grilling on a cedar plank.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1143 Calories from Fat 366

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g62.5%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 367.7 mg122.6%

Sodium 1278.7 mg53.3%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.6%

Sugars 11.3 g

Protein 144 g287.1%

Vitamin A 118.9% Vitamin C 24.7%

Calcium 19.6% Iron 22.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

tanya3286's picture
i had heard endless praises of cedar planked salmon recipes and also that is it is devilishly tricky to get just right and delicious.. love your blueberry wine sauce though.looks great! :)
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