Cedar Plank Salmon – Perfect for Summer!

It’s finally summertime and you know what that means: it’s time to bring back the grill! If you are new to grilling or you a self-proclaimed grill master, this is the perfect recipe for you. For this tip, we’ll be discussing cedar plank salmon. The cedar plank technique is an easy way to allow cedar smoke to infuse the salmon (or protein of your choice) to give it an earthier flavor profile. This recipe is simple and great for grillers of all experience levels. So enough of the ‘what’ and now the ‘how’!


  • 1 cedar plank (6 by 14 inches)
  • 2 salmon fillets (1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 4 tbsp of lemon lemon pepper (enough to lightly cover both fillets)
  • 1 lemon cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


Soak the cedar plank in salted water for 2 hours, then drain. Rinse the salmon under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. At this point you may cut the salmon into serving portions if you choose to. Baste the salmon with the oil so it is coated well. Sprinkle the lemon pepper and salt over the salmon fillets. Place the lemon slices evenly on top of the salmon fillets. Then, place the salmon, skin down, on the cedar plank.
Set the grill to medium-high. Place the plank with salmon directly on the grill and cover the lid. Cook the salmon for about 20-30 minutes or until the surface fat from the salmon turns white. Let the salmon sit and cool for 5 minutes and then serve!
Voila! You now have a perfect summer treat that will sure to please all who try it.
Here is a close-up of the cedar plank salmon

Here is a close-up of the cedar plank salmon


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