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Plank-Grilled Salmon With Creamy Tarragon Sauce

Plank-Grilled Salmon With Creamy Tarragon Sauce
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Grilling salmon on a cedar plank imparts a deliciously smoky flavor to the fish. The tarragon cream sauce uses low-in-saturated-fat Greek-style yogurt. Look for cedar planks with other grilling supplies in supermarkets or hardware stores.

Prep: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 1/4 pounds
    wild Alaskan salmon fillet
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of
    salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup
    low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon
    orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon
    fresh tarragon, chopped
  1. Soak a cedar grilling plank in water for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. About 20 minutes before you’re ready to grill, preheat grill to medium. Season salmon with 1/2 teaspoon salt and let stand while the grill preheats.
  3. Meanwhile, combine yogurt with 1 tablespoon oil, orange juice, tarragon and the remaining pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously until all the oil has been incorporated into the yogurt.
  4. When ready to grill, brush the salmon with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Place the soaked cedar plank directly over the fire for about 1 minute. Using tongs, turn the plank over to expose the slightly charred side. Place the salmon fillet skin-side down on the plank. Cover the grill and cook until the salmon is easily flaked with a fork, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the entire plank from the grill and serve from it or transfer the salmon to a serving platter. Serve the salmon with the sauce.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories242
  • Fat12 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol67 mg
  • Carbohydrates1 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein30 g
  • Sodium402 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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