Maple Bacon Wild Salmon is grilled over charcoal on a wooden plank, wonderfully moist and flavorful. The perfect dish for your backyard picnic!
I was born and raised on a small farm where we raised our own pork, produced pure maple syrup, and grew much of our own food. Because my farm roots are so strong, I love being able to shop at a grocery store that offers locally grown, quality produce and fresh meats. I love entertaining on our back patio, which overlooks the horse pasture. Host your next cookout with premium ingredients like USDA Prime beef & Colossal Grilling Shrimp plus ready-to-grill entrées and ready-to-eat sides from The Fresh Market.
The Fresh Market has their own line of spices and meat rubs. Maple Bacon Spice Rub is amazing on Fresh Wild Salmon, USDA Prime Beef (their NY Strip steaks are SO good!), Chicken, and Shrimp. Since maple was such a big part of my upbringing, I thought I’d give this one a try! And, boy was it beyond delicious!
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How do you cook Salmon on a wooden plank?
Step 1: You’ll want to be sure and soak the wood plank for a minimum of 2 hours. The longer you soak it, the less likely it will burn.
Step 2: Preheat your charcoal grill to medium high heat.
Step 3: Place the salmon on the wooden plank. Rub the salmon with a few teaspoons of spice rub.
Step 4: Place the wooden plank with the salmon on the grill on the hot grate, away from the hot coals. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 135 degrees F and the salmon flakes apart with a fork.
Step 5: Serve right off the plank with seasonal vegetables, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes.
Wild Salmon Season is here! Wild Salmon is flown in fresh to The Fresh Market stores for peak flavor. Fresh, Wild Salmon is a seasonal summer treat that tastes amazing when grilled. Be sure and check out The Fresh Market’s grilling website for more inspiration and recipes! Doesn’t this Wild Salmon look so juicy and flavorful?!
Why is salmon cooked on a wooden plank?
The fish gets steamed gently with heat from the grill, while staying extremely tender and juicy. The wooden plank also keeps the salmon from burning or falling through the grates.
How to make mashed potatoes:
Step 1: Peel the potatoes and wash them. Slice into small cubes and place into a saucepan with cold water. Add a teaspoon or so of salt.
Step 2: Boil the potatoes until tender. Drain the potatoes and place back into the saucepan.
Step 3: Add butter, heavy cream or buttermilk, salt and pepper to taste. Use a potato masher or an electric hand mixer with beaters to mash the potatoes. Adjust the salt and pepper as needed. Place the lid on the saucepan to keep warm until ready to serve.
How to make roasted garlic rosemary mashed potatoes:
After you mash the potatoes, squeeze in a whole head of roasted garlic and about 1 teaspoon of finely chopped frozen rosemary leaves.
How to roast garlic:
Slice off the top of a whole head of garlic, place it in the center of double layer of aluminum foil. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive, sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste. Close up the foil and crimp the edges. Cook on the grill over medium heat about 25-30 minutes, or until soft.
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We enjoyed having friends over and taste this delicious wild salmon and sip on ice cold Founders All Day IPA.
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Maple Bacon Wild Salmon
Maple Bacon Wild Salmon has a flavorful spice rub and cooked on the grill on a wooden plank.
- 1 1/2 pounds Wild Salmon
- 2 teaspoons (The Fresh Market) Maple Bacon Spice Rub
- 1 wooden plank maple, oak, or cedar
Soak a wooden plank in water for a minimum of 2 hours.
Preheat your charcoal grill to medium high heat.
- Place the salmon on the wooden plank. Rub the salmon with a few teaspoons of spice rub.
- Place the wooden plank with the salmon on the grill on the hot grate, away from the hot coals. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 135 degrees F and the salmon flakes apart with a fork.
Serve the salmon right on the cedar plank, along with seasonal vegetables, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes.