Salmon Grilled in Cedar Wrappers with Whole Seed Mustard

serves 4

You will need 4 Cedar Grilling Papers

4 salmon filets
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and pepper
4 tablespoons of your favorite mustard (I like American Spoon whole seed mustard)
1 leek, white and light green part only, sliced
thyme sprigs
4 slices of lemon 

Get your grill going to medium high heat, about 400 F degrees.

Soak the cedar wrappers in water for about 10 to 15 minutes.  I use a rimmed jelly roll pan for this.  I also like to get the strings wet because I think they knot easier when it comes time to tie up the fish. 

Place a string on your work surface.  Place wrapper on top of string.  Place fish on wrapper.  Brush the fish with a little olive oil and season the fish with sea salt and pepper.  Spread a little of the mustard on the fish.  Place a few slices of leeks on top.  Strip a few leaves of thyme and sprinkle on the fish and then lay a couple of whole thyme sprigs on top.  Place a lemon slice on top of everything, wrap the cedar wrapper around the fish as tightly as you can and tie securely with the string. 

When the grill is ready, place directly on grates over heat.  Grill for 15 minutes, turning once or twice.  Remove fish to a platter and cut off strings and remove cedar papers.  The skin will stay on the paper.  

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