Wine and Honey BBQ Salmon (on yet another cedar plank)

May 10, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

OK I know I am a little redundant with this whole plank thing, but after talking to seafood_chef I really wanted to try a wine soaked plank. This is the last one, I promise!!! —aargersi

What You'll Need
  • 1 large bottle of cheap dry white wine
  • 1 cedar plank (I used my trusty untreated cedar fence picket from Home Depot cut to size, we keep one in the garage for this purpose)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sprigs marjoram
  • 6 sprigs thyme (I used 1/2 lemon thyme and 1/2 regular thyme)
  • juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 salmon filet - mine was about 6 0z because I was cooking just for one - adjust accordingly
  1. Soak your plank in the jug o white wine - I put it in a baking dish, poured the wine over and held it under with a heavy saucepan. It needs to soak for at least a couple hours.
  2. Blend together everything but the salmon - adding a few grinds of pepper - this is your basting liquid.
  3. Get the grill nice and hot. Lay your salmon skin side down on the plank, sprinkle with a couple grinds of pepper and a pinch of salt, and head out. Put it on the grill and brush with a good amount of the basting liquid, and close the lid. Let it grill for a few minutes, then check, brush with more liquid, cover, repeat. Keep this up until the salmon is cooked through, about 15 minutes on my grill but it depends on the plank, the size of your fish and your heat. the salmon will turn a pretty bronzed color - and you can peek in the thickest part to check for doneness.
  4. To serve, get a spatula and shimmy the salmon off of the skin (which will be stuck to the plank) - remove it to a plate, put some lemon wedges alongside, open some of Sasha's pinot noir and you are ready to eat!

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Recipe by: aargersi

Country living, garden to table cooking, recent beek, rescue all of the dogs, #adoptdontshop

12 Reviews

lapadia May 4, 2013
Yum...was looking for my comment from the past, oops! Better late than never :) Mouthwatering photo!
dymnyno May 3, 2013
I bet this smells wonderful when cooking!
mrslarkin April 29, 2013
Nice one! I knew you'd be the first one up for this week's theme. ;)
Red8321 March 7, 2011
AB!!! This looks and sounds amazing!!!
Midge June 9, 2010
Can't wait to try this. yum!
clintonhillbilly June 9, 2010
monkeymom May 11, 2010
Looks great! So, could you taste the wine? Did it make a big difference?
aargersi May 11, 2010
You know I think I could - not in a "winey" sense, but the smoke had a sweetness to it and was delicate on the fish ... or maybe it was just wishful thinking :-)
healthierkitchen May 10, 2010
Love the idea of using honey! I'm going to try the Home Depot planks. I'm guessing they're a whole lot cheaper than the ones you can buy in cooking stores. Can't reuse them though, can you?
aargersi May 10, 2010
Yeah - lots cheaper - a picket is I think $2.98 and you can get probably 6-8 fish sized sections out of it ... no re-using though and make sure you buy the untreated cedar!
Loves F. May 10, 2010
This looks fantastic!
aargersi May 10, 2010
Thanks! I thought it came out pretty good :-)