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Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

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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Marinade for Cedar Planked Salmon


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