Planked Salmon – “Slap Ya Mama” Style!
Tired of the same fish cooked the same way? Why not spice things up a bit? Here is a recipe and directions to turn that dull salmon into something spectacular! Usually when eating healthy and exercising we tend to flinch when we hear the word plank. Don’t worry too much as you won’t have to do a tone of planks to work this meal off. This Recipe can be modified for any style of fish and even chicken, pork and steak. If it is a unique smoky woodsy flavor you want, this is it!
You will need the following:
- Slap Ya Mama Seasoning
- White Cooking Wine (Not Necessary but I like it)
- Filet of Salmon (1 lb Filet was used here)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt
- 1 Lemon Sliced
- Bell Peppers ( I prefer the sweeter yellow and orange)
- Squash and Zuchini
- Cedar plank
This was a brand new cedar plank that had never been soaked so I soaked it in water for 2 hours. You can soak them from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your time and what flavor you prefer. I soaked it in water but to add dimension or different tastes, you can soak in wine or cider as well.
I used a cookie sheet to soak my plank in. It worked great for this purpose and was a clean sanitary place to soak it. It was also big enough to do the job in one pass. While the plank is soaking, prep the Salmon so it can marinate while waiting on the soak.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over fish, just a little and rub it in on both sides. sprinkle garlic salt lightly on both sides. Then comes the “Slap Ya Mama” Seasoning. I sprinkle it Liberally on both sides. If you don’t like it a little spicy, just sprinkle a little. Add sliced lemon on top and wrap in plastic wrap. Put in fridge to Marinate while you get the Veggies Ready.
Slice and dice the Vegetables how you like them. I just did slices as you can see. After prepping the veggies, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Not too much, just enough for a little sheen. You can drizzle a little and toss the veggies in it for better coverage. Use the “Slap Ya Mama” seasoning and sprinkle it liberally. If you like spice, more, if not less.
Start Your Grill on Medium Heat
I have a 5 burner Grill so I used the burners at both ends to get a more indirect heat.
Unwrap the marinating Salmon after about 30 minutes to an hour and place on the soaked plank skin side down. If your Filet has no skin, put it flat side down. Add veggies to the plank and place the Planked Salmon on the middle of your grill. Close lid and let it cook for 20 minutes or until it is done. The fish should flake easy with a fork. Remove the planked salmon and put it back on the cookie sheet as it will be hot and sometimes smoldering.
Viola! Serve with your veggies and you have a healthy meal! 1/2 of a normal filet of Atlantic Salmon is about 8 oz. A food scale is the best option to ensure you have a correct calorie count! Enjoy your Planked Salmon!
Salmon, Atlantic, raw
Amount Per 0.5 fillet (198 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27 g 41%
Saturated fat 6 g 30%
Polyunsaturated fat 8 g
Monounsaturated fat 7 g
Cholesterol 109 mg 36%
Sodium 117 mg 4%
Potassium 719 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Protein 40 g 80%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
Vitamin B-6 65% Vitamin B-12 106%