Food & Recipes

Must Read: How to Grill the Perfect Smoked Salmon Step by Step

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 2, 2015

Aired July 2, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

Grill master and chef extraordinaire Curtis Stone invites you into his own backyard to show you how to make the most amazing smoked salmon you’ve ever had.

Step 1: Brine a nice, big piece of salmon.

Step 2: Soak a cedar plank in water for an hour or two. Tip: Make sure you’re using a plank made for this purpose – you don’t want to use any old piece of wood that could have been treated with poisonous chemicals.

Step 3: Using a charcoal grill, get a good fire going, but only on one side of the grill.

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Step 4: Put your pre-soaked cedar plank in the grill and shut the lid for a few minutes, to get it nice and warm.

Step 5: Remove cedar plank with tongs, and put the fish onto it. Put the plank and fish back into the grill, but on the side without fire. This is important!

Step 6: Shut the lid for about 15 minutes. Treat yourself to a cool beverage while you wait.

Step 7: Remove and dress the fish with a fresh-cut lemon. Now, serve to your family and friends and reap the accolades.

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