Cedar-Roasted Salmon

with roasted thyme potatoes and green beans

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Fish

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The technique of roasting salmon mounted on cedar planks was used for thousands of years by Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, where both salmon and cedar were abundantly available. The essence of the wood infuses into the salmon while keeping the fish tender. We've adapted this distinctly American technique for the home kitchen so you can enjoy moist, delicate salmon alongside delicious potatoes and green beans.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Cedar Sheets
  • 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
  • 1 Butcher's Twine
  • 5 oz. Green Beans
  • 12 oz. Salmon Fillets
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    600
  • Carbohydrates
    30g
  • Fat
    37g
  • Protein
    40g
  • Sodium
    1453mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Cedar Sheets
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    Prepare the Cedar Sheets

    Place cedar sheets in a shallow bowl or pan. Add enough water to cover and soak 10 minutes. While sheets soak, cut potato into ¼" slices. Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into ½" slices. Set aside two thyme sprigs. Stem and coarsely chop remaining thyme. Cut twine into four equal pieces. Trim ends off green beans. Pat salmon fillets dry, and season flesh side with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Potatoes
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    Roast the Potatoes

    Place potatoes and onions on prepared baking sheet. Toss with stemmed thyme, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper and spread into a single layer. Roast 13 minutes. Vegetables will finish cooking in a later step. While vegetables roast, sear salmon.

  • Step 3 - Sear the Salmon
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    Sear the Salmon

    Lay two parallel pieces of twine 3" apart on counter. Place a cedar sheet on top of twine. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and salmon, skin side up, to hot pan. Sear undisturbed until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Transfer a salmon fillet, skin side down, to middle of cedar sheet. Place a remaining thyme sprig on salmon. Enclose cedar snugly around salmon and secure with twine. Repeat with second salmon fillet. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  • Step 4 - Roast the Salmon
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    Roast the Salmon

    Carefully, move vegetables to one half of baking sheet (some overlap is fine) and place cedar-wrapped salmon on other half. Roast until cedar sheets are lightly browned and salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and rest 3 minutes. Cut twine and remove from cedar paper.

  • Step 5 - Cook the Green Beans
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    Cook the Green Beans

    Return pan used to cook salmon to medium heat. Add ½ tsp. olive oil and green beans to hot pan. Cook, stirring often, until green beans start to brown, 1-2 minutes. Add ¼ cup water and cook until green beans are tender, 2-4 minutes. Remove from burner and season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Place potatoes, onions, and green beans on a plate and place salmon next to potatoes.