Herb-Basted Smoked Salmon
A grilled side of salmon makes an impressive centerpiece for a dinner party or lavish brunch. Adding wood chips to the glowing embers infuses the fish with a fantastic smoky flavor in a surprisingly short time, and basting the salmon with an herb sprig dipped in olive oil adds an additional layer of flavor. While you could place the salmon right on the grill, aluminum foil makes it easier to rotate the salmon to ensure even doneness (a necessary step since the large fillet tends to stretch into both temperature zones) and remove from the grill (meaning the skin won't stick and your grill will stay clean). The rich flavor of the salmon needs nothing more than a sprinkle of flaky salt, but you can also serve it with lemon halves.
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