Cedar Plank Braided Salmon With Apple Butter Sauce

90 mins (prep 60, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
10-12 servings
The biggest challenge in preparation of this recipe is ensuring the braiding stays intact. Once braiding is complete and liquids poured and brushed generously over the fillets, transferring to a backing sheet, is quite simple; chilling overnight is essential. I love this recipe because of its unique flavour. Although originally developed for the barbeque, it can be successfully baked in your oven. This recipe was handed to me in preparation for a wedding reception in B.C. (August/2004); I had to adjust the ingredients, of course, to serve 150 people. Preparation was a fun exercise; the prepared salmon was cooked on a 5 ft. length, 2" X 10", water-soaked, cedar plank and placed on a large, propane-fired grill. The end result was a perfectly seasoned, delightfully flavoured, lightly smoked salmon that had the wedding guests returning to the buffet table, repeatedly, until all 24 salmon fillets had been devoured. When purchasing your salmon, have the fish-monger filet the fish, remove the skin and pin bones.... When you have purchased your cedar plank, soak the plank in cold water, overnight. Place the plank in a container of water, with a rock or brick on the plank to keep it submerged. Soaking the plank will keep it from burning during the cooking process. Not soaking it gives the salmon a stronger, smoky taste. Remember, this is not only a recipe, it is also a cooking lesson, so have patience and you will be pleased with the results. Follow the Instructions carefully, and you cannot fail. It is a wonderful recipe, the end result will amaze you and your guests praise you.

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Serving Size (83.76 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 457.77 Calories from Fat 378.36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42.04g 646.84%
Saturated Fat 12.95g 647.61%
Trans Fat 0.58g %
Cholesterol 38.15mg 127.17%
Sodium 289.84mg 120.76%
Total Carbohydrate 20.16g 67.2%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 19.93 g %
Protein 0.17g 3.4%
Vitamin A 443.45IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 30.23mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole salmon, maple, maple, coarse sea salt, fresh ground pepper, apple butter, dried tarragon