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Mike’s Pesto Planked Salmon

Mike's Pesto Planked Salmon
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Ingredients
  • 1 18" cedar plank, soaked in water 24 hours
  • 1 - 2½ to 3lb Salmon Fillet, rinsed and patted dry. Place on wet cedar
  • plank, flesh side up.
  • 6 oz Contadina fresh pesto (in grocer's fresh refrigerated pasta section)
  • ½ cp softened butter or margarine
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 1 T. Dehydrated onion flakes
  • Rough ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine pesto, butter, and lemon juice until well blended. Generously
  2. spread pesto-butter on fillet. Sprinkle generously with rough ground black
  3. pepper and dash of dehydrated onion. Place planked fillet on Weber kettle
  4. grill over very hot charcoal briquettes (450 degrees) and cover. Close
  5. vents ½ way and don't open for 15 minutes. Check for doneness in middle
  6. of fillet...pink and flaky. Butter will melt away and leave a beautiful
  7. pesto crust over fish. This also makes a terrific appetizer served chilled on
  8. crackers with "shmear" of cream cheese. Mmmm.

 

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