Cedar & Birch Planked Maple Butter Salmon
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Grill Dome Admin
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 2
Cooked some Atlantic Salmon on some grilling planks from Lexington Outdoors of Maine. Turned out very well.
  • 3 (6oz) Fillets Atlantic Salmon
  • 3 Oval Planks (Mix of Birch and Cedar)
  • Lemon Pepper Red Monkey Rub
  • ¼ lb Butter
  • ¼ Cup Real Maple Syrup
  1. I finally got around to trying some grilling planks I picked up three six-ounce fillets of Atlantic Salmon from Chile? (I thought Chile was on the Pacific coast? I guess when it’s farm raised it can be from anywhere.)
  2. I used a lemon and pepper rub by Red Monkey that someone gave me.
  3. I rubbed it in fairly heavy and let it rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature while I fired up the Dome. Then I put three oval planks in a pan of water to soak. I have a sampler pack of two each so I used two Cedar and one Birch.
  4. When the Dome was stabilized at close to 400 degrees I put the planks on a raised grid for a few minutes until they started to smoke a bit. Then I put the salmon on and shut the lid.
  5. Ten minutes later I opened the lid and slathered some maple butter on the fillets. After 15 minutes I gave them a bit more maple butter glaze.
  6. After a total of twenty minutes I took them off and let them rest.
  7. In retrospect, I probably should have skipped the rub as this was my first time trying the planks and they give a subtle smoky flavor to the fish whereas the lemon-pepper rub can be overpowering in large amounts. Very strong. Either way the salmon turned out great and I can’t wait to try more grilling planks.

Recipe Submitted by: Edward J (Grill Dome Community)


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