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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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Marinade for Cedar Planked Salmon


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14 comments on “Cedar Planked Salmon”

  1. Looks perfect,Liz…yum!

  2. Lizzy…….this is one of my fave ways to eat Salmon. Thanks for sharing your recipe and pictures…..where’s Lambeau????

  3. I should have held out for the salmon!

  4. Thanks, Pepper!!!

    LOL, Nick!

    Erica, you’re right! Miss Lambeau will have to be in my next post 🙂

  5. Same with my husband, Kate…he’s was so anti-seafood when we married, but slooooowly, he’s coming around!

  6. I just love this recipe. The salmon must really taste heavenly grilled on the cedar plank! Yumm!
    Seems like I’m printing out most of your recipes. That surely tells me something…great!

  7. Thanks, Tiffany!!! I hope you enjoy…

    So sorry, gigabiting…hope you’ll be grilling again by next summer!

  8. Lizzie, you always post the sweetest comments! Thank you!!!

  9. It’s really that easy? Wow! I’m going to have to go get some cedar planks this week! That looks really wonderful!

  10. Very easy!!! Thanks, everyone, for checking out my blog…

  11. I always wanted to try a cedar plank, but still haven’t done it. The flavoring sounds delicious!

  12. We had salmon on NYE with a very similar marinade. Sounds and looks fabulous, salmon is one of my favorites!

  13. Love grilled salmon and love the sauce…sounds fantastic! Thanks!

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