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May 17, 2012

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Coriander-Citrus GlazeRecipe by Jamie Purviance

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Serves: 6 // Prep time: 1¼ hours | Marinating time: 45 minutes | Grilling time: 25 to 35 minutes | Special equipment: 1 untreated cedar plank, 16 by 8 inches and about ¾ inch thick

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • .75 oz fresh cilantro
  • 2 heads frisée
  • 5 honey tangerines
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 limes
  • 8 medjool dates
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 red onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1 salmon fillets (with skin), each 2½ to 3 lb and about ¾" thick

Oil and Spices

  • .25 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1.25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.75 tsp kosher salt

Condiments

  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

Dairy

  • .25 cups unsalted butter

Special Equipment

  • 1 untreated cedar planks, each 16 by 8" and about ¾" thick

Ingredients

Glaze

  • 3 medium oranges
  • 3 limes
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander, divided
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 salmon fillet (with skin), 2½ to 3 pounds and about ¾ inch thick, pin bones removed

Salad

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 heads frisée, about 8 ounces total, root ends trimmed and leaves separated
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 8 large medjool dates, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 5 honey tangerines, peeled, split in half, and cut crosswise into ½-inch half-moons

Instructions

  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 1 hour.

  2. Finely grate enough zest from the oranges and the limes to make 1-½ teaspoons of each; set aside. Squeeze 1 cup juice from the oranges and ⅓ cup juice from the limes. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and honey and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the liquid is reduced to ¾ cup, 10 to 14 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, the orange zest, lime zest, and 1-½ teaspoons of the coriander. Let the glaze cool slightly. Stir in the cilantro. 

  3. Place the salmon fillet on a large baking sheet. Cut the fillet into six individual portions, cutting right down to the skin but not through it.

  4. In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the remaining coriander, the salt, cumin, and pepper. Pour ½ cup of the citrus glaze slowly and evenly over the top of the salmon, reserving the remaining glaze for serving. Spread the glaze evenly over the salmon, brushing some glaze between the individual portions. Season the salmon evenly with the spice mixture. Allow the salmon to marinate at a cool room temperature for 45 minutes, basting occasionally with any glaze that runs onto the baking sheet.

  5. Meanwhile, make the salad: In a small bowl whisk the oil, orange juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and the remaining 1-½ teaspoons coriander until well blended and emulsified. Stir in the cilantro and reserve at room temperature. In a large bowl combine the frisée, onion, dates, and tangerines. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. 

  6. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  7. Brush the cooking grates clean. Remove the soaked plank from the water and place it on the cooking grate over direct medium heat. Close the lid. After 5 to 10 minutes, when the plank begins to smoke and char, turn the plank over and place it over indirect medium heat. Put the salmon on the plank, skin side down, and cook, with the lid closed, until the salmon is just opaque in the center and begins to brown slightly around the edges, 25 to 35 minutes. Transfer the plank with the salmon to a heatproof surface. Slide a spatula between the skin and flesh and transfer to serving plates. Spoon some of the remaining citrus glaze over each serving. Gently toss the salad with the dressing and serve it alongside the salmon.

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