Cedar-Planked Maple-Glazed Salmon
1 untreated cedar plank (about 14x7x1-inch)
1 Tbsp. oil
1/2 cup KRAFT SIGNATURE Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 salmon fillet (2 lb.), centre-cut, skin removed
1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
IMMERSE the plank in water, placing a weight on top of plank to keep it submerged.
Soak at least 4 hours or overnight.
PREHEAT barbecue to medium heat. Place plank on grate of barbecue; close lid. Heat
plank 5 min. or until it starts to crackle and smoke. Brush plank with oil.
MIX dressing and maple syrup; pour over salmon in shallow dish. Turn over salmon to
evenly coat both sides. Remove salmon from dressing mixture; discard dressing
mixture. Place salmon on plank; top with onions. Cover barbecue with lid.
GRILL 20 min. or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Carefully remove plank from
barbecue; transfer salmon to cutting board. Cut into 8 pieces to serve.
While grilling, periodically check the plank, keeping a spray bottle handy. The plank
should smoke but not burn. If plank starts to burn, just spray it with the water.
Good source for cedar planks: 1-800-669-0233