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Recipe:Cedar Plank Salmon

  • - (2) 2 lb. salmon fillets, skin removed
  • - (2) 12" untreated cedar planks
  • - 6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • - 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • - ¼ C. fresh dill, minced
  • - 2 Tsp. salt
  • - 1 Tsp. ground black pepper
  • - 1 Tsp. lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving
Instructions

1. Soak cedar planks in water for 1-2 hours.
2. While planks are soaking, rinse salmon fillets and pat dry with paper towel. Stir together the olive oil, garlic, dill, salt, pepper and lemon zest; rub over salmon to evenly coat.
3. Pre-heat grill to 400°F. Place soaked cedar planks directly onto grates and allow to smoke for 5 minutes with lid closed.
4. Transfer salmon to hot planks and cook with lid closed until salmon is just opaque throughout, about 15-20 minutes. Salmon is done when internal temperature reaches 135°F or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Allow to rest for 5 minutes and serve with lemon wedges.

Cedar Plank Salmon

Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1
    (2) 2 lb. salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 2
    (2) 12" untreated cedar planks
  • 3
    6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4
    4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 5
    ¼ C. fresh dill, minced
  • 6
    2 Tsp. salt
  • 7
    1 Tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8
    1 Tsp. lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

1. Soak cedar planks in water for 1-2 hours.
2. While planks are soaking, rinse salmon fillets and pat dry with paper towel. Stir together the olive oil, garlic, dill, salt, pepper and lemon zest; rub over salmon to evenly coat.
3. Pre-heat grill to 400°F. Place soaked cedar planks directly onto grates and allow to smoke for 5 minutes with lid closed.
4. Transfer salmon to hot planks and cook with lid closed until salmon is just opaque throughout, about 15-20 minutes. Salmon is done when internal temperature reaches 135°F or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Allow to rest for 5 minutes and serve with lemon wedges.


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