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.
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.
💭 How to use Cedar Planks
Before using the cedar planks, soak them for at least 1 hour. You can soak more planks than you need and freeze the rest. They'll be ready for use at a moment's notice.
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.
💭 Salmon Storage Times
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.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
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.
🥣 How do I make Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon
Soak the cedar planks in water at least 1 hour before grilling. When ready to grill, remove and wipe down.
Startup 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 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
- Cedar Planks
- 4 Salmon Fillets, skin off
- ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
- ½ tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 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.
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.
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.