Jules’ Diner – Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon

There are few things I’d rather do during the lazy, hazy days of summer than heat up the kitchen so I’m always looking for ways to utilize fresh food & the grill. Whether you enjoy the convenience of a gas grill or the smoky flavor old-fashioned charcoal, you’re going to love salmon on a cedar plank.

The prep time for this is next to nothing and it goes beautifully with a fresh salad.  Recipes like this are found all over the web.  This is my take on…

GLAZED CEDAR PLANK SALMON  – Printable Version

1 whole, fresh salmon filet

2 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 dashes cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried parsley
1 pinch dried basil
Olive oil
1 cedar plank
Apple juice
Water

Preheat grill to 325º-250º.

1.  Place cedar plank in a large, shallow pan and add water and apple juice to just cover the plank. Allow it to soak for several hours before grilling.

2.  Clean the salmon filet and remove any bones.

3.  In a small bowl combine dark brown sugar, cayenne pepper, granulated garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, parsley and basil. Drizzle in olive oil and stir until the mixture becomes a thick paste. When the dry ingredients just come together, spread the brown sugar paste onto the salmon filet liberally.

4. Place the filet onto the cedar plank and place the plank onto the preheated grill. Close the cover and roast for 20 minutes.  Flake with a fork to test for desired doneness.

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