Western Cedar Plank Salmon

Enjoy the natural smoky flavors of this planked salmon.

Western Cedar Plank Salmon


  • 1 fillet fresh salmon (about 1/2 pound for each serving)
  • 1 cedar plank (no more than 1/2 inch thick)


  1. Soak cedar plank thoroughly to prevent burning. I usually soak it for at least 8 hours.
  2. Place the salmon on the plank skin side down and season to taste (garlic salt, dill weed, and black pepper work well).
  3. Place the plank with the salmon on a covered grill on low. You want the plank to smolder on the bottom and create smoke but not to flame up. The cover will retain the smoke and also prevent flame-up. It will take 30 to 45 minutes for a good size fillet of salmon. The plank will get hot enough to cook the salmon through. You do not need to turn the salmon.

Cooking Basics: Cooking on a Seasoned Plank

Recipe and photograph used with permission from: (c) Can Stock Photo OG_vision

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Quick Links

American Regional ~ Appetizers ~ Beverages ~ Bread ~ Candy ~ Cookies ~ Desserts ~ Holidays ~ International Cuisine ~ Main Course ~ Meatless ~ Restaurant ~ Salads/Salad Dressings ~ Sandwiches/Wraps ~ Side Dishes/Veggies ~ Snacks ~ Soup/Stew/Chili ~ Complete Recipe Index

DON'T MISS Weekly Specials
from The Prepared Pantry!
Some items are FREE!