Dukan Diet Recipe: Plank Salmon
I decided to keep the barbecue theme going for this post too, making it three barbecue recipes in a row. This recipe can be used on any day of the Dukan Diet except Dukan Thursdays in Stabilisation.
I must admit than when I was quite a lot younger than I am now, I thought that Plank Salmon was a type of salmon rather than salmon cooked on a plank! The most popular planks to cook on are made from cedar wood which adds a mild smoky taste that is sweet and spicy but you can also get planks made form other woods such as alder or maple.
Although you can use planks to cook lots of different foods they are perfect for cooking fish on the barbecue. The plank means you don’t have to worry about your fish falling apart or sticking to the grill and you end up with a piece of fish that is juicier and more full of flavor. Using a plank also means that you need less oil.
If you have not used a plank to cook with before you may find the information in this link useful.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 4 x 6 oz salmon fillets
- 4 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 finely diced large red onion
- 2 sliced lemons
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Soak your cedar plank as directed or for approximately 12 hours. Weight the plank down with a brick or other heavy object to keep it submerged.
- Preheat your barbecue to high heat.
- Place your prepared plank on the grill and grill for 2 to 3 minutes until dry and then reduce heat to a medium heat.
- While waiting for your plank to dry rub the salmon fillets with olive oil.
- Place the fillets on the dry plank and top with the finely diced red onion, lots of freshly ground black pepper and lemon slices.
- Place the plank on the cooler side of the grill and cook until salmon is easily flaked with a fork.