Fig Basted Cedar Planked Salmon

Fig Basted Cedar Planked Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 untreated cedar plank (14x7x1 inch)
  • 1/2 cup fig preserves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 salmon fillet – about 2 pounds

Directions

Step 1. Place plank in water and weigh down with heavy object to keep under water. Soak at least 4 hours or overnight.
Step 2. Combine next 7 ingredients (fig preserves through black pepper) in bowl, whisk well.
Step 3. Place fig mixture in small saucepan, bring to boil, whisk, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 4. Brush top of cedar plank with oil, place fish on top and baste with mixture; reserving some.
Step 5. Place on preheated grill over medium heat, close the lid.
Step 6. Grill about 10 minutes, baste again and grill 5-10 more minutes or until fish is light pink and flakes easily with a fork
Step 7. Drizzle remaining warm fig mixture on top of salmon.
Step 8. Enjoy!