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It’s the summer grilling season and there’s a little something special about tossing a salmon on the grill to spruce up the backyard barbecue. Whether it’s a big spread for family and friends, a quiet family night in the backyard, or maybe just want to treat yourself for a job well done, salmon is a treat that lets everyone know it’s a special night.

When you toss a cedar plank into the mix and fill the house or backyard with that rustic scent of savory wood, the entire neighborhood will be perking up to figure out who on the block is the culinary master. Here’s the secret you don’t need to tell any of them – cedar plank salmon is one of the easiest dishes out there.

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Look, I’ve watched some of the extreme fishing shows out there, and I can tell you that the effort it takes to reel those salmon in is really where all the work is at. Once these salmon steaks show up on your counter top, it’s pretty much a cake walk from there. A little bit of seasoning, prepping the cedar, and then either tossing it on the grill or in the stove, and you are ready for a delectable dinner that will convince everyone you are a master chef.

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Fall in Love with this Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 12 min Total Time 27 mins


Whether grilling or baking, this cedar plank salmon will fill your home with the savory smell of cedar and fill your stomach with the rich yet light flavor of lemon butter salmon.




  1. Soak the Cedar Plank for at least 45 minutes in pan or sink

  2. Combine the lemon juice, butter, and garlic in a small bowl.

  3. Pat the salmon with a towel to remove moisture. Brush with the butter/lemon/garlic mix and sprinkle generously with seasoned salt.

  4. Preheat grill to 400-450 degrees. Place the plank on the grill until it begins to steam/smoke.

  5. Remove the plank from the heat and place the Salmon onto the plank skin side down.

  6. Place the plank with the salmon back onto the grill and cook 10-15 minutes or to desired firmness. The salmon should temp to at least 135 degrees.

  7. Remove and serve on or off the plank garnished with lemons and your favorite side.

    For deeper flavor, you can marinate the salmon in the butter/lemon/garlic mix for at least 30 mins. You can use your favorite spice rub/seasoning for this recipe. To make this in the oven, Place the plank on a grate with a baking pan underneath. Place the pan in the oven while it preheats to 375 degrees. Then place the salmon on the heated plank and cook 15-20 minutes. The colder the salmon when you start the cooking, the longer it will take to cook.
Keywords: Salmon, Cedar Plank Salmon, Seafood
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