*NB: When I asked Dana and Greg to do a weekly post about all the great things they cook, I forgot that this would mean mostly meat based recipes. In the interest of my vegetarian sensibilities, and the recent adoption of June, every other Tuesday will be dedicated to a non-meat/non-fish recipe.
1 cedar, alder or maple plank soak at least 1 hour the longer the better
1C Pure maple syrup
2Tbsp fresh grated ginger
¼ C fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 ½ lb salmon(skin on)
1 bunch green onions
Combine maple syrup ,ginger all but 1 Tbsp lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic in a small pot. Cook at a simmer until reduced to 1 Cup (about 30 mins).
Let cool. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and coat it with about ½ the sauce.
Preheat the grill on medium-high for 5-10 minutes. Rinse the plank and place it on the cooking grate. Cover the grill and heat the plank for4-5 mins (until it starts to throw off a bit of smoke). Reduce the heat to med-low.
Quickly place the chopped green onions on the plank, reserving about 1 Tbsp place the salmon on top of the greens on the plank. Cook for about 15 mins or until the internal temp of the salmon is 135 degrees. While cooking watch for flare ups and put them out with a spray bottle.
Take the plank off the grill and transfer salmon to platter, tent loosely with foil. Mix the rest of the sauce and the lemon juice together. Drizzle the salmon with sauce and serve immediately, garnish with leftover greens.