Grilled Planked Salmon Platter

Served hot off the grill with assorted accompaniments, salmon is a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

Salmon

1
untreated cedar plank (about 12x6 inches)
1
salmon fillet, about 1 inch thick (1 lb)
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Accompaniments

1/2
cup sour cream
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1
jar (3 1/2 oz) small capers, drained
1/4
cup spicy brown mustard
2
hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
1
cup thinly sliced cucumber
32
slices cocktail rye bread

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Soak cedar plank in water 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect-heat cooking as directed by manufacturer. Remove plank from water. Place salmon, skin side down, on plank. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and lemon peel; brush generously over salmon.
  • 3 Place plank with salmon on grill for indirect cooking. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.
  • 4 Using large pancake turner, remove salmon from plank to serving platter, or leave salmon on plank and place on large wooden cutting board or platter.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix sour cream and dill weed. Place remaining accompaniments except bread in individual small bowls. Place sour cream mixture and remaining accompaniments around salmon. Serve salmon and accompaniments with bread.
  • 1 Soak cedar plank in water 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect-heat cooking as directed by manufacturer. Remove plank from water. Place salmon, skin side down, on plank. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and lemon peel; brush generously over salmon.
  • 3 Place plank with salmon on grill for indirect cooking. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.
  • 4 Using large pancake turner, remove salmon from plank to serving platter, or leave salmon on plank and place on large wooden cutting board or platter.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix sour cream and dill weed. Place remaining accompaniments except bread in individual small bowls. Place sour cream mixture and remaining accompaniments around salmon. Serve salmon and accompaniments with bread.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Wood grilling planks are often made of western red cedar, but alder, hickory, mesquite and oak grilling planks are also available.

We have provided many accompaniments for the salmon. Choose some or all of them. If you just serve a couple of them, double the amounts.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.