Cedar Plank Trout

Cedar Plank Trout
Cedar Plank Trout. PhotoAlto/Isabelle Rozenbaum/Getty Images
  • 16 mins
  • Prep: 1 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
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Trout that is grilled on a cedar plank is not only good way to grill this fish but is also a traditional method of preparation. This recipe will require a thin, clean, untreated cedar plank to set the fish on while they grill. The smoke of the wood really enhances the flavor of the fish.

What You'll Need

  • 2 12-ounce/340 g whole trout, cleaned
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL fresh dill, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL olive oil
  • 1 lemon sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 untreated cedar plank large enough to fit the fish

How to Make It

Soak the cedar plank submerged in water for 1 hour. Preheat grill. Lightly coat inside and outside of each trout. Season inside with salt and pepper and stuff with lemon slices and dill. Place soaked cedar plank on grill over direct medium heat. When cedar plank starts to smoke place fish on the plank. Grill for about 15 minutes or until the fish is done (an internal temperature of 145 degrees F).

The flesh should be opaque and flake easily. Once cooked, remove from grill and serve.

This trout makes a great smoked fish appetizer or spread. To make spread remove bones and skin from the meat and break the meat up and mix with cream cheese.