Ultimate BBQ recipes: The perfect salmon

Last updated 10:00 15/01/2014
Salmon fillets
GRILL READY: This salmon demands to be treated to the best grill possible.

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Main ingredient Salmon
Type of dish Barbecue
Course Main course
Cooking time 1 - 2 hours
Serves/makes 4
Special options None

This ultimate salmon barbecue recipe uses a centuries-old method originating from the USA with Native Americans cooked salmon on Cedar wood. 

4 salmon fillets (180 gram each)
2 lemons
1/2 cup fresh dill
1/4 cup shallots
1 clove crushed garlic
1 green onion
Cedar planks
Barbecue seasoning or pepper
Sea salt

1. Soak the Cedar planks in water for at least 1 hour.
2. Chop and mix together the dill, shallots, garlic and onion.
3. Preheat the grill to high.
4. Sprinkle the salmon with the seasoning and/or pepper.
5. Chop and mix together the dill, shallots, garlic and onion and spread generously over the flesh side (not skin side) of each fillet.
6. Season soaked planks with sea salt (not too much, just as if you were seasoning the fish itself) and place on the grill, close the lid and heat for 3 to 5 minutes until they start to crackle and smoke.
7. Carefully lift the lid and place the salmon fillets on the now hot planks, skin side down.
8. Close lid and plank-bake the salmon for 12 to 15 minutes (less if you like it underdone).
9. Squeeze lemon over the fillets.
10. Remove the planks from grill and transfer the salmon to a serving platter.

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