BBQ Hot Smoked Salmon with Maple
- serves 4
A terrific barbequed salmon dish, grilled on cedar planks and basted with a maple marinade.
Photo by Michael Olson
2 untreated cedar planks, for smoking
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
½ cup maple syrup
salt and pepper
4 5-oz portions of salmon fillet
lemon, for accent
1. Immerse the cedar planks in cool water for 2 to 3 hours before grilling.
2. Using an immersion blender or mini chopper, puree the onion and maple syrup together (alternatively, you can grate the onion using a box grater and stir this with the maple syrup). Add salt & pepper and pour this over the salmon portions. Cover and chill the salmon for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to 2 hours before grilling.
3. Preheat the grill to medium high, and place the cedar planks on the grill for 2 minutes. Place the salmon fillets on the heated planks, 2 per plank and baste generously with any of the maple marinade that is left in the dish. Cover the grill and cook the salmon for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove and serve with a splash of lemon.