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Cedar Plank Grilled Alaska Salmon with Sweet Potatoes!

Date: November 2, 2016

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Cedar planks (available in seafood section of supermarket) with enough surface area for samon
4 Alaska Salmon fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
Olive oil spray
1 Tablespoon fresh (or 1 teaspoon dried) favorite herb for salmon (dill, thyme, rosemary, etc.)
Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
4 Large sweet potatoes, sliced lengthwise into wedges
​1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin

Soak cedar planks for 1 to 2 hours (or overnight) submerged in water. Remove and pat dry. Heat grill to medium heat (400 degrees F). Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Salmon under cold running water; 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. Place sweet potatoes in a bowl; spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to coat.

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. Keep warm. Cook salmon 12 to 15 minutes, just until fish is opaque throughout.

Contributed by:
Soldotna Chamber and Visitor Center
44790 Sterling Hwy
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-1337
(907) 262-9814