Today’s easy, zesty recipe works great whether you use a plank or cook straight on the grill.
Or, bake the fish at 400°F, 6 to 7 inches from heat source, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Planked Alaskan Salmon with Sunny Chipotle Rub
Courtesy Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Prep Time 15 min; Cook Time 15 min
Serves 4 to 6
Wood grilling planks*
2 to 3 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
1 Tablespoon chopped Chipotle chiles**
*Cedar Planks are one of today's Free Bonuses. Each 12" x 5 1/2" plank can accommodate two to four portions of fish.
**Canned chiles in adobo sauce. Remove seeds, if desired, to reduce heat.
Soak wood planks in water 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Sprinkle vinegar onto Alaska Salmon (1 teaspoon per individual portion or 2 tablespoons per salmon side). Blend remaining ingredients.
Pat wood planks with paper towels and spray-coat or lightly oil one side. Lay salmon on coated side of plank; spread 1 to 2 teaspoons rub mixture onto each salmon portion (not skin) or apply all of the rub to salmon side. Let the salmon rest 5 minutes before cooking.
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Grill salmon using indirect heat (not directly over heat) in covered grill for 10 (sockeye) to 15 (king, silver) minutes. Cook just until salmon is still pink in the very center, remove from heart, and let sit to self-cook for 5 minutes. Do NOT overcook!