I love cedar plank cooking. I love the flavor that it imparts on the salmon. Not quite smokey… Just a light flavor. You can find the planks in a BBQ store or sometimes in your own mega mart. This also works well with alder planks as well.
6 oz filets of salmon
Sea Salt and Freshly cracked pepper.
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Brush cedar planks with clarified butter.
Preheat plank for 15 minutes.
Brush salmon with clarified butter, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. After plank is heated add salmon directly onto plank. Cook to desired doneness.
Red Onion Confit
1 red onion sliced very thinly
clarified butter, enough to saute red onion
3 oz red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
1 T whole butter
Saute red onion in sauce pan with clarified butter until translucent. Add vinegar, sugar and reduce heat to low and cover, sweat onions until they are well cooked and really soft. Remove lid from pan and raise temperature to med and reduce liquid in pan until there are just a tablespoon or so left. Remove from heat. Finish with whole butter. Check seasoning.
Prepare red onion confit before adding salmon filets to plank and keep warm.
I like to serve this with bulgar wheat and steamed brussels sprouts.