Besides adding smoky flavor, cooking salmon on a plank eliminates the triple pitfalls of grilling fish--drying out, sticking to the grate or breaking when you attempt to turn it. For this healthy grilled salmon recipe, the sweet-salty flavor of the miso-maple glaze counterpoints the buttery richness of the fish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

Steven Raichlen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat sake and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat just until warm. Remove from heat and whisk in miso until smooth. Let cool for 1 minute, then whisk in mayonnaise and lemon zest.

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  • Set up your grill for indirect grilling. Build a medium-high heat fire or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

  • Place the plank, smooth-side down, directly over the flame and grill until the bottom is charred and smoky, 2 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Run your fingers over the salmon and remove any bones you find with tweezers. Place scallions on the charred side of the plank, leaving a little space between them. Place the salmon on the scallions and season with pepper. Spread the glaze on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  • Grill the fish on the plank over indirect heat until the glaze is bubbling and browned and the fish is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve on the plank, if desired.

Tips

Equipment: Cedar grilling plank

Tips: Unhulled black sesame seeds are nuttier and more aromatic than their hulled white counterparts. Use them as a garnish, in granola or to crust meat or fish. Find them in Asian markets and specialty grocers.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; total fat 17.3g 27% DV; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 85mg 28% DV; sodium 715mg 29% DV; potassium 692mg 19% DV; carbohydrates 9.7g 3% DV; fiber 0.6g 3% DV; sugar 3g; protein 34.6g 69% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 404IU; vitamin c 5mg; folate 31mcg; calcium 98mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 58mg; added sugar 3g.

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06/29/2017
Followed the recipe exactly. Easy to char the plank on a gas grill and it definitely added an extra layer of flavor. Was an amazing dish - will absolutely make again! I made enough for leftovers and we ate it all - so good! Read More