Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

On the grill or in the oven, this is a great way to enjoy moist, flavorful salmon.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 304 kcal


Cedar Plank see notes


  • lb salmon wild caught
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp dill seed
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon and fresh dill for garnish optional


  • Before cooking, soak the cedar plank: 1 hour for oven, 2-4 hours for grill.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375° or heat and prepare your grill.
  • Place salmon skin-side-down on wet cedar plank. See notes below.
  • Season with the salt, pepper, and dill seed.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice and the olive oil over the salmon.
  • Place in the oven or on the grill and roast about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cover with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes
  • To serve, garnish with lemon and fresh dill.


You can find both cedar and alder planks at your favorite cooking stores.
It is important to soak them with each use to avoid a fire. I like to line my planks with herbs, onion, or lemon, then place the salmon on top. It infuses more flavor, and prevents the fish from sticking.
If my fillets are large, I place the plank on a baking sheet to prevent drips. 
Cedar planks also work well with trout.

Serving suggestions:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Fingerling potatoes with olive oil and fresh basil
  • Swedish cucumbers- Cucumbers in vinegar with fresh parsley


Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 34gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 837mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cedar plank, Salmon,
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