Cedar Plank Salmon

Getting the taste of cedar plank isn’t hard at all. Just go to your local Wal-mart or hardware store and pick up some cedar plank. It’s pretty cheap too. I got 2 pieces of wood for only about $4.00 at Wal-mart. All you do is soak the cedar plank in some water for a while and let it burn on the grill for about 4 minutes. Then you place whatever it is you’re cooking on the piece of wood.

This salmon was quite delicious and I could taste the cedar plank. The recipe didn’t call for any spices on the fish at all besides salt and pepper. I had a mix of chile powder, onion powder, cumin, and smoked paprika and just rubbed it on the salmon. With the mango and kiwi salsa on top, I felt like I was eating somewhere in the Caribbean. This is a great recipe to make if you’re trying to eat healthier. We had a salad with cucumbers and tomatoes to go on top of it. I’d make this again.

Calories: 267, Fat: 7.5, Carbs: 2.2, Protein: 34.7, Fiber: 2.2g
Servings: 4
Points Plus: 7

Ingredients

1 large cedar plank
1 cup finely diced peeled ripe mango
1/2 cup diced peeled kiwifruit
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil $
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 serrano chile, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
4 (6-ounce) sustainable skinless salmon fillets (such as wild Alaskan)

Preparation

1. Soak plank in water for 25 minutes.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

3. Combine mango and next 5 ingredients (through chile). Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

4. Sprinkle salmon with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place plank on grill rack; grill 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Turn plank over; place fish on charred side. Cover; grill 8 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Place each fillet on a plate; top each with 1/3 cup mango salsa.

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