Cedar Planked Salmon in Wood Fired Oven Recipe
2 Pounds fresh Salmon with skin on one side (one nice size filet)
¼cup Olive oil
¼ cup Butter or margarine
¼ cup Fresh Garlic
Basil (fresh or dry)
½ Lime (squeezed)
½ Tsp. Sea Salt
Black pepper (to taste)
Soak the cedar plank for at least 1 hour in cold water. Preheat oven to medium heat (around 350 F).
Wet your hand and wipe across the salmon to clean. Never place fish in water.
Slice three thin slices from the widest part of the orange and reserve for decoration. Squeeze the juice from the remainder of the orange. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter or margarine, add all ingredients to melted butter. Place salmon with this sauce in a zip-lock bag for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator .
Remove salmon from bag and place on plank with the skin side down. Place a couple of tablespoon of the sauce over salmon, Decorate with orange slices and Rosemary. Place the plank on the center of oven opposite the burning fire.
Cook for 12-18 minutes depending on size/thickness of cut. Place on serving platter or leave on plank. Careful, be sure to use a spatula,the plank will be hot!