Cedar Planked Salmon

We have more Cedar Planks in, perfect for grilling some excellent fresh Salmon or fresh Beef, Pork, or Chicken.

For today, we’ll be doing one of the most commonly planked dishes: Salmon. I generally prefer Sockeye, but King, Coho, or Steelhead will also work great.

Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon
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An easy, delicious, introduction into the world of 'planking' food. If doing multiple fillets of Salmon that won't fit on just one plank, simply pick up one or two more planks.
Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: 3-4
  • 1 12inch Cedar Plank
  • 1 2lb Salmon fillet
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • ⅓ cup Soy Sauce
  • 1½ tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • ¼ Cup chopped Green Onions
  1. Soak the cedar plank(s) for at least 1 hour in warm water. Soak longer if you have time, but no more than about two hours.
  2. In a shallow dish, stir together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic. Remove skin and place the salmon fillet in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to one hour.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate. The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little. Be sure to have a squirt bottle on hand in case of any flare-ups.
  4. Place the salmon fillets onto the planks and discard the marinade.
  5. Cover, and grill for about 20 minutes.
  6. Fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. It will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.