Grilled Salmon on a Plank
Makes 2-3 servings. Recipe is by Cynthia L. Nobles.
1 (15-inch-by-6-inch) grilling plank made from food-safe wood (Kitchen stores and many grocery stores sell them)
1 garlic clove
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
Pinch of paprika
1 tsp. honey
2 tbls. olive oil, plus addition for rubbing in salmon
1 salmon fillet, about 1 lb., with skin
3 thin lemon slices
1. Soak wood plank in salted water 2 hours. Prepare one side of grill with medium-high heat. (Cooking will be done with indirect heat).
2. Mash together garlic and salt. Add black pepper, paprika, honey and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Dry salmon well and rub skin side with olive oil. Massage garlic mixture into top and sides.
3. Lay salmon, skin side down, on soaked plank. Top with lemon slices and place plank directly on hot grill grates on side opposite of heat source. Cover and grill until inside of fish reaches 135 F, when tiny white fat bubbles appear and edges are brown, about 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.