Imagine sitting on the deck, drink in hand, taking in the warm summer night air filled with the aromatic scent of a fresh West coast salmon being grilled on a cedar plank.
24x8x1 untreated cedar plank
6 (4 ounces) salmon filets
½ cup virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
½ tbsp black peppercorns, crushed
Submerge untreated cedar plank in water. Soak approximate 12 hours, or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Place prepared plank on the grill, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Cover grill and heat plank 2 to 3 minutes, until dry. Adjust grill temperature for medium heat.
Rub salmon filets with olive oil. Arrange on the plank. Tope salmon with red onion, lemon slices and black peppercorns.
Cook salmon, covered, 10 to 12 minutes, or until opaque and easily flaked with a fork. Serve over rice, with salad or seasonal veggies.