Planked Salmon in the Oven

This was the planked salmon prepared by Laura and Anthony.

On our recent trip to Cape Breton, Laura and Anthony prepared delicious planked salmon.  As soon as I returned home, I did the same.  At Whole Foods I bought two nice pieces of wild salmon, where the thickness was more or less uniform.  I decided to use the hickory planks, because I like the hickory flavor. 

I soaked the planks overnight so that they were wet through.  You will need to put some kind of weight on the planks to hold them in the water. 

Soaked the hickory planks overnight.

I preheated the oven to 350 degrees.  I place the two planks on a cookie sheet with lips so that any of the juice would not run out in the oven.  I oiled the fish on both sides with olive oil and placed it skin side down on the planks.
Oiled on both sides.  Fish placed skin side down.  

I seasoned with fresh ground pepper and smoke maple flakes that I had on hand.

Seasoned with fresh ground pepper and smoked maple flakes.
Into the oven preheated to 350 degrees.

Cooking time was 20 minutes at which the salmon flaked perfectly. 

Out of oven. 
Ready to serve.  This is good at room temperature or even cold.

This is so easy and I think it is going to be my go to way to cook salmon in the future.