Baked on a cedar plank, this original recipe is steeped in flavour and aroma...a true taste of BC. The cedar plank should be a little longer and wider than the fillet.
1 salmon fillet, about 1 1/2 lbs (750 g)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon or orange, juice and zest
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Marinate the salmon in remaining ingredients. Meanwhile, soak a piece of untreated cedar plank in cold water for about 2 hours (weighing it with something heavy), then place in a 450F/220C heated oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove the salmon form the marinade and bake on the plank until cooked, allowing about 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish.
Soak the plank as above. Place salmon on plank. Put the plank directly on the barbeque grill. Close the lid and cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.
Preparation time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 10 minutes (20 minutes to barbeque) depending on thickness of salmon.