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Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

 Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce
Here's my go-to entree for a warm-weather cookout. The salmon has a rich, grilled taste that's enhanced by the savory blackberry sauce. It's a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, AZ
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + soaking Grill: 15 min.


  • 2 cedar grilling planks
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)


  • Soak grilling planks in water for at least 1 hour.
  • In a food processor, combine the blackberries, wine, brown sugar,
  • honey, hot pepper sauce, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper;
  • cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds. Stir
  • shallots and garlic into the sauce; set aside.
  • Place planks on grill over medium-high heat. Cover and heat until
  • planks create a light to medium smoke and begin to crackle, about 3
  • minutes (this indicates planks are ready). Turn planks over.
  • Sprinkle salmon with remaining salt and pepper. Place on planks.

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Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until fish
  • flakes easily with a fork. Serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings (3/4
  • cup sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 salmon fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 304 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.