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Cedar Planked Salmon

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This Cedar Planked salmon is made with a simple marinade and cooking technique that imparts a complex, irresistible flavor.

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon on a white plate with asparagus

Cedar Planked Salmon

This recipe for Cedar Planked Salmon came with a pack of cedar planks I picked up at the grocery store years ago…so simple, yet the cedar gives a nice complexity to the salmon’s flavor. So easy to whip up this marinade as the ingredients are common pantry items. The original recipe calls for simmering the used marinade as a glaze, but I just double the ingredients and reserve half to reduce and drizzle on the cooked salmon. This is a quick, healthy and delicious grilled entree.

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon on a dinner plate with more salmon on a plank in the background

How to Make Cedar Planked Salmon

  • Soak your plank in cold water for about 30 minutes before grilling. Hydrating the plank will help keep it from catching on fire. Most likely, it will get charred.
  • Place the salmon on the plank, shut the top of the grill and cook for about 10 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your desired doneness.
  • Reduce the leftover marinade by half while salmon is cooking. Pour reduced sauce over the salmon before serving.
  • Reducing the marinade will concentrate the flavors and prevent any food borne illnesses from being transmitted from raw juices.

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Cedar Planked Salmon

A simple marinade and cooking technique for salmon that impart a complex, irresistible flavor

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Seafood
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons, dry white wine (I used Gallo Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 salmon fillets


  1. Combine the first six ingredients. Reserve half this marinade for later use.
  2. Marinate salmon for 20-30 minutes.Soak cedar plank in water about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat plank on grill. Grill salmon on plank about 8-10 minutes with the lid on or to desired doneness. For glaze, take reserved marinade and simmer in saucepan till reduced by half. Place salmon on serving platter and cover with glaze.

Marinade for Cedar Planked Salmon


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