We need to talk about salmon. Specifically this mouthwatering baked salmon recipe from Rick Moonen, renowned chef and brand ambassador for FreshDirect’s salmon supplier True North. Rick has shared with us a handful of his favorite salmon recipes, and this baked delicacy is sure to satisfy the senses.
Total Recipe Time: 25-30 minutes (not including cedar plank soak)
Makes 4 servings
What You’ll Need:
4 6oz salmon fillets, skin on
4 (10 inch) cedar planks
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 teaspoon honey
2 small garlic clove, minced or put through a press
2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
What to Do:
Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours and up to 12.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Stir the hoisin, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic and cilantro together in a small bowl. Sweet, spicy, and thick, hoisin sauce is often referred to as Chinese barbecue sauce or seafood sauce (though it’s made with soybeans). Here I kick up the sweetness quotient by adding honey and thin the sauce with lime juice for a bit of tang.
Lightly season the salmon with salt. Spoon the glaze over the salmon so it is fully coated.
Heat the soaked cedar plank in the oven for 15 minutes to bring out the aroma of the wood.
Place the salmon on the plank, skin side down. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the oven, until the fillet can be barely flaked with a fork.