Amazingly Delicious Cedar Plank Salmon on the BBQ

Cedar Planked Salmon on the BBQ


Salmon fillets, with skin on (Wild Alaskan Salmon is my favorite)

Olive oil to coat

Salt & pepper

Fresh pressed garlic

Lemon juice and zest optional

Minced fresh dill optional

Water or white wine for soaking the planks

Cedar planks


  1. Soak the Cedar Planks:One to two hours before grilling, soak the planks in water or white wine
  2. Heat the Grill: 350 degrees
  3. Lay the Planks on the Grill: Leave a little room between each so the air can circulate around them
  4. Place Salmon on Planks: Season the salmon with olive oil, lemon, garlic and dill and then place them on the planks skin side down
  5. Cook for 12 – 15 Minutes: Check after about 12 minutes, they should look nice and pink on the inside
  6. Remove the Skin: Transfer the salmon on the planks to a cutting board or baking sheet. Use a thin spatula to gently separate the skin from the salmon. The skin should stick to the boards and separate easily
  7. Cut into Portions and Serve: Use a sharp knife to cut the salmon into portions and serve immediately

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