Pair this Cedar-Planked Salmon with our 2015 Pinot Noir while entertaining on the deck or patio during those long, warm summer days! Our 2015 vintage was awarded 91 points from Wine Enthusiast, and is a perfect Pinot to serve grillside.
Cedar plank for grilling
8-ounce center-cut salmon fillets, 1 per person
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1½ teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Lemon wedges, for serving
Submerge and soak cedar planks in water (using sink or bowl) for at least 1 hour. Prepare the marinade by combining the extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, and garlic. Coat the salmon evenly with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to grill. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, pat the plank dry and place the salmon on top. Place the plank(s) on the grill, cover, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until salmon is done to your liking. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.