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Cedar Plank Salmon

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Plank Soak Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 1 Cedar Plank (soaked in water for at least 1 hour)
  • 4 (6 oz) Salmon Filets (preferably wild) pin bones and skin removed
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Drizzle a little olive oil on the salmon fillets and brush to evenly coat. Season all sides with kosher salt, pepper and the brown sugar. Refrigerate for 1 hour while the cedar planks soak in water.
  • Pre-heat the grill to around 400° F and remove the salmon from the refrigerator.
  • Place cedar plank on the grill over direct heat for about 4 to 5 minutes until you start to smell the cedar smoke.
  • Transfer the salmon to the cedar plank and close the lid. Cook for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 125° to 130° F (140° for well done). Test with a probe thermometer.
  • Remove the cedar plank from the grill and serve.