Cedar Planked Steelhead Trout


Here is an insanely simple recipe that is very delicious. The most time consuming part is soaking the cedar plank, but with a little forethought that can be negated. I made this tonight for “boys night” with my son Gregory. He absolutely loved it. I think his exact words were, “Dad, you can make this every night.”


Cedar plank
1 pound Steelhead trout filet (AKA Steelhead Salmon)
Cajun seasoning
Dry white wine


Soak cedar plank in dry white wine for 1 to 2 hours. Meanwhile take the steelhead out and season with Cajun seasoning and allow to come to room temperature.

Arrange coals in a charcoal grill to cook with indirect method of heating. When ready, place steelhead on cedar plank and place in the middle of the grill. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Garnish with lemon and serve with lemon slices.

Additional notes

The cedar planks can be soaked in a variety of things ranging from water to juices to liquors to wine. The fish will steam on the plank and pick up the smokiness of the grill along with the woodiness of the plank and what ever it was soaked in. This will be some of the best salmon you have ever put in your mouth.


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