2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper 4 Salmon filets or steaks 4-6 ounces each
1 lime, cut in half, juiced
1/3 cup rough chopped, cilantro
1/2 small onion, chopped
Extra Virgin olive oil
Soak the cedar planks in water for at least on hour – weighted down.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Combine the spices in a bowl and mix well. Season the salmon with the spice mixture. Let it sit to absorb the flavors.
Combine the cilantro, onion, lime juice in a bowl. Add enough olive oil to make it a nice thick paste to garnish the salmon.
Brush the planks with oil and place salmon on tops of planks. Place planks on sheet pans if they fit. Cook for 12-15 minutes (especially if your salmon is cut into individual pieces), longer 15-20 minutes if you have a large filet.
If using a gas grill, preheat on high then turn down to medium before placing the plank on the grill. Salmon should take 10-15 minutes to cook, depending on the thickness of the salmon and the heat of the grill. Insert a sharp knife gently inside for 6-7 seconds and touch the knife tip to tell if hot and cooked. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and serve on or off the planks, your choice!
Serves 4. Enjoy!