Tempting – Planked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Butter

This planking recipe makes a delicious lightly smoked salmon that is in perfect balance with the fresh taste of dill and acidic lemon butter.

This recipe requires very little preparation. Begin by soaking a grilling plank of ash or cedar overnight by submerging it in water. Use a container filled with water to weigh down the plank.


1 – clean and soaked all natural wood grilling plank.

1 – whole salmon fillet

2 – lemons

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/2 teaspoon chopped dill

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preparation: Clean and pat dry fish fillet and place on a shallow dish. Salt and pepper fillet evenly. Squeeze juice from one lemon over fillet. Melt butter add  dill and half of remaining lemon.  Whisk ingredients until well mixed. Pour lemon butter evenly over fillet. Light grill to a medium high temperature. Place soaked plank on grill and cover until you hear the plank begin to crackle (3-5 minutes). Open grill and place fillet in center of grilling plank. Cover the grill and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes before opening. Check fish doneness with a fork. The fillet should be moist and flakey.

Remove plank with fish from grill and place on a ovenproof plate or tray. Slice remaining lemon for garnish.

Impress your guests by serving this salmon dinner caveman-style – directly on the smoking plank.


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