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The Deen Brothers

Cedar Plank Salmon with Cucumbers and sour cream

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Wine/Beverage Recommendations

1 1/4 tsp. salt, plus additional to taste
3/4 cup sour cream
6 Tbs. peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
3/4 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 small garlic cloves, minced
6, 8 oz. salmon fillets
2 Tbs. olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
2, 12 x 10 cedar planks, about 3/4 inch thick


1 - Soak cedar planks in a large pan of water for 1 hour.Remove from water and rub each plank with 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Preheat grill to high heat.
2 - In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, garlic, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Cover with plastic wrap and refigerate until ready to use or up to 4 hours.
3 - Brush the salmon with the olive oil and season with the additional salt and pepper. Place 3 fillets on each plank. Transfer to the grill. Close the cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the surface fat on salmon begins to turn white, 15-20 min. Serve topped with sour cream and cucumber sauce.
Recipe Origin
Cedar planks can be purchased at most hardware stores & garden supply stores. Make certain to purchase UNTREATED planks. Soak at least one hour.

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