Planked Salmon with Grilled Tomato Salsa A tablespoon of brown sugar is all you need to help an entire salmon fillet score a beautifully crunchy and caramelized exterior. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 24, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 10 mins Marinate Time: 8 hrs Grill Time: 18 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound fresh or frozen salmon fillet, 1 inch thick 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 cedar grill plank 1 recipe Grilled Tomato Salsa Grilled Tomato Salsa 2 cup red cherry tomatoes 2 cup yellow cherry tomatoes ¼ cup sliced garlic ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme Directions Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Place fish, skin side down, in a shallow dish. For rub, in a small bowl stir together brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle rub evenly over salmon; rub in with your fingers. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours. Wet both sides of a cedar grill plank under running water. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Place fish, skin side down, on cedar grill plank. Place plank in center of grill rack. Cover and grill for 18 to 22 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Place plank on grill rack over the burner that is turned off. Grill as directed.) To serve, cut salmon into four or six pieces. Slide a spatula between the fish and skin to release pieces from plank. Serve with Grilled Tomato Salsa. Grilled Tomato Salsa In a large bowl combine 2 cups red cherry tomatoes, 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup sliced garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 2 tablespoons snipped fresh thyme. Transfer tomato mixture to a grill basket. For a charcoal grill, grill tomato mixture in basket on the rack of an uncovered grill over medium coals about 10 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and slightly charred but still retain their shape, stirring occasionally. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place tomatoes in basket on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.) Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 314 Calories 17g Fat 5g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 314 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 96mg 32% Sodium 757mg 33% Total Carbohydrate 5g 2% Total Sugars 5g Protein 35g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 80.8mg 6% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 694mg 15% Folate, total 8.1mcg Vitamin B-12 5mcg Vitamin B-6 1.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.