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Easy Cedar Plank Salmon

A delicious, quick and easy salmon recipe.
Course Dinner
Cuisine seafood
Keyword grill, salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1.5 lb salmon fillet de-boned, skinned, and cleaned
  • salt
  • pepper
  • brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into small bits
  • 1 cedar plank untreated, cut to fit the grill


  • Cut a cedar plank to fit your barbecue grill. You won't be saving this, so no need to be fancy. (We usually get a 1"-thick, 12" wide board and cut it into appropriately sized pieces.) Completely submerse the cedar plank in water for 15 minutes.
  • Put the salmon"skin-side" down on the wet plank. (Remember that anything hanging off the side of the board will burn, so try to maneuver the salmon all onto the board.)
  •  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you have a favorite herb or spice, you might want to add a sprinkle now.
  • Pat a thickish coating of brown sugar evenly over the top of the salmon. We like our salmon well-glazed, so we pat about a 1/4" layer onto the fish.
  • Dot with little chunks of the butter, use more or less to your taste.
  • Grill (on a rack) above medium hot coals for 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature reads 135 degrees.
  • To serve, just pop the plank onto a platter and cut pieces off the salmon at the table.