Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

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Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar planked salmon is a pacific northwest style of cooking salmon. The cedar plank is soaked in water first, so it adds moisture and a subtle smokiness to the salmon as it cooks. This creates a more complex flavor, while adding ease to the cooking process because you don't have to worry about flipping or sticking on the grill. 



  • 2-4 salmon portions
  • 1 large, or 4 small cedar planks
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper



    1. Defrost salmon by placing entire package in cold water for 30-45 minutes.

    2. Cut the defrosted salmon from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel. Salt and set aside. Place the cedar planks in water to soak for at least 30 minutes (warmer water can decrease the soaking time). 

    3. Combine remaining ingredients for seasoning rub. 

    4. Apply seasoning rub liberally to salmon and let it sit for about 30 minutes while the cedar planks are soaking in water. 

    5. Remove the planks from the water, lightly coat with olive oil to prevent sticking, and place the salmon on top (skin side down). 

    6. Place the planks with salmon directly on the grates and grill at 350 for about 15 minutes, until salmon is cooked. The cedar planks wont burn as long as they've been soaked in water. 

    7.  Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and serve. Goes well with grilled veggies.  


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