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Cedar Plank Grilled Alaska Salmon with Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

1-2 Cedar planks, soaked for at least 1 hour
4 Alaska salmon fillets (4 oz. each)
Olive oil spray
1 Tbsp. fresh (or 1 tsp. dried) favorite herbs (dill, thyme, rosemary, etc.)
Salt and pepper, to taste
3-4 large sweet potatoes, sliced lengthwise into wedges
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
Cedar planks are great for imparting a smoky flavor into any type of seafood - even flaky fish that would typically fall apart on the grill.

Instructions

1.Soak cedar planks for 1 to 2 hours (or overnight) submerged in water. Remove and pat dry.
2.Heat grill to medium heat (400°F). Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Spray cedar planks and salmon with olive oil spray. Place salmon on planks; sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper.
3.Place sweet potato wedges in a bowl and coat lightly with cooking spray (or olive oil). Sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to coat.
4.Place cedar planks and potato wedges onto grill. Cover and cook about 3 to 4 minutes; turn wedges over and continue cooking until potatoes are soft and cooked. Cook salmon a total of 12 to 15 minutes, just until fish is opaque throughout.

This recipe, from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, features the use of a wooden plank to cook the fish on. In addition to cedar plank salmon, you can try planking just about any fish or shellfish to get an extra smoky flavor.

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