Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon

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May. 22, 2012

Grilled salmon is made even better when cooked on a cedar plank. The cedar plank adds a sweet, smoky flavor to the salmon. Youll never grill salmon the traditional way again.


Salmon fillets 1 1/2 Pound , skin removed (Whole)
Salmon fillet 1 1/2 Pound , skin removed (Whole)
Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
Fresh dill 2 Tablespoon , minced
Minced fresh dill 2 Tablespoon
Lemon 1 , zested
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Teaspoon


Soak untreated cedar plank(s) fully submerged in water for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.

When ready to grill turn the burners to high for 10 minutes. While grill is heating, mix the olive oil, fresh dill, zest of a lemon, salt and pepper into a bowl; rub the salmon to coat.

Place the cedar plank(s) on the grill over indirect heat and allow for the plank(s) to smoke; usually about 5 minutes. Place the salmon on the plank(s) and turn the burners to a low heat and cook for 20 minutes or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees.

Serves well with lemon wedges, grilled vegetables and rice pilaf. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 615Calories from Fat 318

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.4%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 694 mg28.92%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g1%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 68 g136%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet