Fish on a Plank

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  • Published Aug 4th
  • Ready In2h 35m
  • Servings6
  • Calories232
The delicate flavors of the fish are richly enhanced by the sweet tang of the wood planks. The mango salsa gives it a spicy flair. Just about any fish will work--I have used tilapia and it turns out well. This is great served with rice pilaf.

Fish on a Plank Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Fish on a Plank for 6 servings:

  • 1 cedar plank
  • 6 (5 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • 1 cup bottled teriyaki sauce
  • 2 mangos - peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce

Fish on a Plank Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In2h 35m

To cook Fish on a Plank, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Fish on a Plank is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Fish on a Plank within 2 hours 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Fish on a Plank easily:

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, combine the mangos, bell pepper, green onion, cilantro and jalapeno pepper. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and lime juice. Stir together then cover and refrigerate until serving to blend the flavors.
  2. 2 Soak the plank in water for at least 2 hours, longer if possible. Place the mahi mahi fillets in a shallow dish and coat with teriyaki sauce. Cover, and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. 3 Prepare a grill for indirect heat. If using charcoal, arrange and light coals under one half of the grill. Sprinkle lemon juice over the fish fillets and season with chipotle seasoning, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce. Place the fillets on the plank.
  4. 4 Place the plank on the grill over direct heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Move the plank with the fish over to indirect heat (the cooler part of the grill), cover and cook for 10 more minutes or until fish can be flaked with a fork. Top fillets with mango salsa and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 232 calories; 2.9 grams of fat; 21.3 grams of carbohydrates; 29.9 grams of protein; 104 milligrams of cholesterol; 2007 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 5th 2012

    Made it tilapia, delicious!

  2. Mar 4th 2012

    I used Tilipia instead of Mahi Mahi, the fish was very mild and sweet. I did not have a ceder plank so I soaked apple wood chips and set them in a aluminum pan to lightly smoke the fillets. ...

  3. Jul 26th 2011

    Wonderful and easy dish! I wanted something quick and easy, so I didn't make the salsa. I marinated frozen tilapia filets from Costco in the teriyaki sauce with some crushed garlic, then I s ...

  4. Aug 22nd 2010

    This was the BEST fish I've ever had!

  5. Jul 11th 2009

    VERY GOOD!!!! My husband and I usually don't like fish but loved this. We used Mahi Mahi and used cedar planks. We didn't use the hot pepper oil and it was just spicy enough. Will make again.

  6. Mar 12th 2009

    This was excellent, my fiance who hates fish even loved it. I made it as my first attempt to cook/eat mahi mahi and I was completely impressed. I was however forced to change a couple thing ...

  7. Aug 23rd 2008

    This is a great recipe. I always have leftovers of the mango salsa so I take it to work to share & everyone raves about it. If you don't have chipotle seasoning you can always used smoke ...

  8. Nov 26th 2007

    This recipe was excellent! My one comment was that maybe I would use less red pepper flakes or maybe no hot sauce..because this fish was spicy!!We also used swordfish which was amazing...ju ...

  9. Jul 27th 2007

    One of my all-time favorites. I used Tilapia for it. So many flavors - nice and spicy. Salsa was so good! This was rated a 10 by my whole family. Thanks for sharing this one!