Cedar Plank-Smoked Salmon

Cedar Plank-Smoked Salmon

by Rafael Vicente 6 months ago
4.8 (5)
1 hour
335.5 kcal
3.8 g carbs
Description

Salmon is a delicate fish that does well when lightly smoked and gently seasoned. Cooking it on a plank over a live fire gives it a great smoky flavor while letting it hold its shape.

Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 pound salmon filet
  • 1 plank food-safe wood, such as untreated cedar or alder wood
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill, or more to taste
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. 2. Combine butter, garlic, 3 sprigs dill, and salt in a heat-proof dish. Place in the smoker until butter is melted and infused with flavor, at least 20 minutes. Remove from the smoker.
  3. 3. Lay salmon on the plank of wood. Brush salmon with the flavored butter. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the smoker and close the door.
  4. 4. Cook salmon until easily flaked with a fork, about 40 minutes. Check at 10-minute intervals and baste with butter.
  5. 5. Serve garnished with lemon slices, remaining dill, and remaining flavored butter.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 servings
calories: 335.5 kcal
carbohydrates: 3.8 g
protein: 21.5 g
saturated fat: 15.5 g
cholesterol: 109.7 mg
sodium: 637.2 mg
fiber: 1.4 g