Cedar Planked Salmon

June 26th, 2010 by Erin Gennow
Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

We’ve been grilling a lot of salmon on cedar planks this year.  The plank gives the salmon such a wonderful flavor and it’s quick, easy, and healthy.

Prep Time: 1 hour to soak the plank

Serves: 4 – 4 oz portions


1 lb of wild salmon filet, thawed (try to avoid farmed salmon, it does not have the same health benefits of wild salmon)

2 lemons – zest and juice from 1, thinly slice the other

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped

Salt to taste


Grill, Cedar plank or other species of wood (food grade)


Soak the plank in water for 1 hour.

Remove the salmon from the refrigerator 30 minutes before putting the salmon on the grill.  Sprinkle salt over it on both sides.  Grate 1 lemon and sprinkle the zest over the salmon.  Squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon.  Drizzle olive oil over the salmon and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon dried basil.  Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Salmon in Marinade

Salmon in Marinade

Heat the grill to high.  Place the soaked plank on the grill for about 5 minutes to dry it out a bit.  Then place the marinated salmon on the plank and place the sliced lemons on top of the salmon.  Grill on medium-high heat for about 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.

Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

Cut into 4 portions and serve immediately.

Try it with a side of Broccoli Poppers!


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3 Responses to “Cedar Planked Salmon”

  1. Steve and Pam Gennow says:

    Love this plank salmon. Perfect for company. Gotta get to it.




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