Cedar Plank Salmon


We are still on a grilling kick!  Here’s an easy and delicious way to prepare salmon:  grilled on a cedar plank!

First, I mixed a marinade of the following in a shallow dish.

  • 1 T. tamari sauce (or use soy sauce)
  • 1 T. lime juice
  • 1 T. ginger
  • 1/2 T. garlic

I added 1 lb. of wild, alaskan salmon (flesh side down), covered the bowl, and let it sit in the refrigerator for the rest of the afternoon.  Even if you only have 20-30 minutes, it’s okay.

Soak a cedar plank–in your sink, or use a brownie pan-sized dish on the countertop–for about 20 minutes.  Also, preheat the grill, set at about medium heat.

When everything’s ready to go, place the salmon, skin-side down, on the cedar plank.  Pour the remaining marinade overtop.  Place the cedar plank on the grill, close the lid, and come back in 18 minutes.  The salmon should be finished–test to be sure.  It will flake easily and the flesh should be more opaque than when it was raw.

Enjoy!  We served this with roasted brussels sprouts and onions, and agreed that the marinade combined with using a cedar plank was delicious!

MIWFY:  This recipe is gluten-free if you use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.

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    • says

      Oh yeah! A cost-effective strategy for the planks: we buy them from Costco, so you get a whole bunch for a decent price, and they’re rather large. Bob then cuts them in half–which is the size in the picture–still big enough for two filets. :)

  1. says

    Love brussel sprouts! Just came across your blog and I am originally from Grayslake, IL! I was always in Arlington Heights though cause of friends and Trader Joes/Whole Foods!! :)

  2. says

    I love ALL salmon. I’ve only had cedarplank a few times, though, and it was quite delicious. I would love to get my own cedar plank to make it at home but haven’t yet. The local farmer’s market has an artist that makes beautiful planks but they are pretty pricey.

    • says

      Hi Lisa! I agree the planks can be spendy–so I try and buy them in bulk at Costco, and then I ask my husband to cut them in half (which is still big enough for 2 fillets). The picture shown is half of a plank. Keeps things a bit more cost effective. :)

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