Grilled Mediterranean Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

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Cindy Published: February 2, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Grilled Mediterranean Cedar Plank Salmon

This delicious and perfectly-grilled cedar plank salmon is topped off with hearty seasonings and tender bites brought by grape tomatoes and kalamata olives.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Soak Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cedar plank,untreated
  • lbwild salmon fillet,boneless
  • 1lemon,halved
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • tspblack pepper
  • fresh oregano sprigs,a few, optional
  • thyme sprigs,a few, optional
  • 1cupgrape tomatoes,halved
  • ¼cupred onion,sliced
  • ¼cupkalamata olives,quartered into long strips
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1tspred wine vinegar
  • tspkosher salt
  • black pepper,to taste
  • fresh oregano,to garnish

Instructions

  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for 1 hour.

  2. Slice ½ of the lemon into thin slices. Season the fish with the remaining juice from the ½ lemon, salt, oregano, and black pepper.

  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to grill.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, red onion, olives, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

  5. Place the fresh herbs and salmon, skin side down, on the plank. Top with lemon slices.

  6. Heat the grill to medium-high, leaving the right burners off. Close the lid and let the grill get hot.

  7. Place the planked salmon on the direct heat side for 3 to 4 minutes, until the planks start to smoke and get a little charred on the bottom and edges.

  8. Transfer the plank to the indirect heat side, cover, and grill for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness, or until the salmon is cooked through in the thickest part.

  9. Top with the tomato mixture, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

While grilling, occasionally check to make sure the edges of the plank don’t ignite. Keep a spray bottle with water in handy if the plank catches fire.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 253.02kcal
  • Fat: 10.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.10g
  • Fiber: 2.83g
  • Sugar: 2.03g
  • Protein: 31.78g
  • Cholesterol: 63.79mg
  • Sodium: 525.62mg
  • Calcium: 117.59mg
  • Potassium: 791.29mg
  • Iron: 2.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 84.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.56mg
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