Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

This Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon recipe is the perfect way to prepare your salmon fillets. All you need is some salmon and a few cedar planks.

grilled cedar plank salmon

If you’ve never grilled your Salmon on a Cedar Plank you have no idea what you are missing. The cedar enhances the flavor of the salmon fillets while providing a safety barrier between the grill and the flesh.

grilled cedar plank salmon

While this recipe is pretty straightforward to make, you will need to plan ahead. The cedar planks need to soak in water for at least an hour before they can be used or they will burn. As long as you plan accordingly, this is the best way to enjoy Salmon Fillets.

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  • Before using the cedar planks, soak them for at least 1 hour. You can soak more planks than you need and freeze the rest.
  • Place the cedar planks on the preheated grill for 2 minutes on each side before using them.
  • For best results, cook the food slowly over low indirect heat not exceeding 350°F.
grilled cedar plank salmon

Raw Salmon will last 1-2 days in the refrigerator and 6-8 months in the freezer. Cooked Salmon will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator and 2-6 months in the freezer.

grilled cedar plank salmon

You will need the following ingredients to make this Grilled Cedar Plan Salmon Recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Salmon Fillets, Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Powder and Red Pepper Flakes.

  1. Soak the cedar planks in water at least 1 hour before grilling. When ready to grill, remove and wipe down.
  2. Startup your grill. Set the temperature to 350°F.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, oil, and Lemon Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Red Pepper Flakes. Rub generously over the salmon fillets.
  4. Place the cedar planks over indirect heat, then lay the salmon on the plank and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
grilled cedar plank salmon

Printable Recipe Card

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

This Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon recipe is the perfect way to prepare your salmon fillets. All you need is some salmon and a few cedar planks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 322 kcal

Equipment

  • Cedar Planks

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Salmon Fillets, skin off
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions
 

  • Soak the cedar planks in water at least 1 hour before grilling. When ready to grill, remove and wipe down.
  • Start up your grill. Set the temperature to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, oil, and Lemon Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Red Pepper Flakes. Rub generously over the salmon fillets.
  • Place the planks over indirect heat, then lay the salmon on the plank and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 34gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 900mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 142IUCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. James says:

    This recipe is delicious. I had never used these planks before, so decided to purchase some. It was well worth it. The salmon was beyond my expectation. Very moist.