Cedar planked salmon is the classic recipe – the one everyone thinks of – when talking about grilling planks. We wanted to take this common favorite to a new level, by doing a potato-wrapped salmon planked on Cedar. Serve with a side salad for a healthy, light dinner. See the pictures below of the wrapping process.
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 5 x 11” Cedar Plank
- 4 (6 ounce) Salmon Fillets, skinless
- 2 Russet Potatoes
- 1 Bunch Chives, chopped
- Salt & Pepper
- 4 Tbs. Butter, melted
Exposing a cut potato to oxygen creates
a chemical reaction that will turn pink.
Although pink potatoes are safe, they
are a bit unappetizing! Placing them in
cold water will protect them from oxygen
and slow down the chemical reaction.
- Soak Cedar Plank in water for 1 hour, keeping it immersed.
- Preheat grill to 400°F.
- Peel potatoes. Using a peeler, peel long thin pieces of potato. Place in cold water until ready to use.
- Lay plastic wrap on work surface and slightly over lap the potato slices to create a rectangle big enough to wrap around the salmon.
- Sprinkle salmon with chives, salt and pepper.
- Place the salmon on the potato rectangle and use the plastic wrap to fold the potatoes around the salmon.
- Place potato wrapped salmon seam side down on the plank and brush with melted butter.
- Repeat with remaining fillets.
- Place plank on the grill and cook with the lid closed for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the grill, sprinkle with more chives.
- Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.