large or 2 small cedar planks
fennel bulb, very thinly sliced, plus 1⁄2 cup of the fronds
lemon, very thinly sliced
2 3⁄4- to 3-pound piece salmon fillet (skin on)
kosher salt and black pepper
- Soak the cedar plank(s) in water for at least 30 minutes. Heat grill to medium. In a medium bowl, toss the fennel and lemon with the oil. Place the salmon on the plank, season with 1½ teaspoons salt and ½ teaspoon pepper, and top with the sliced lemon and fennel mixture.
- Place the plank on grill, cover, and cook until the fish is cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with the fennel fronds before serving.