Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Grilled salmon fillet on a cedar plank for amazing flavor!


Varies, but approx. 4-6 servings


One (2-3 pounds) salmon fillet*
Lemon juice
Liquid smoke flavoring
Black pepper
Garlic (dry, granulated)
2 tablespoons melted butter

1 large cedar plank** for grilling, soaked in water for 30+ minutes


1. Preheat gas grill on high, or prepare charcoal grill.

2. Rinse salmon fillet and pat dry. Place salmon skin-side down on a clean counter or tray. Sprinkle lemon juice and liquid smoke flavoring over the top. Sprinkle a layer of black pepper, salt, and granulated garlic over the salmon. Then, a light sprinkling of paprika. Drizzle melted butter over top.

3. Reduce grill heat to medium. Place the soaked cedar plank on the grill and close the lid for 3-4 minutes, until it starts to smoke. Place salmon fillet, skin-side-down, on the cedar plank. Grill with lid closed for 20-25 minutes, until salmon flaked in the thickest part or and internal temperature of 145 degrees.

Serve hot! We like to eat grilled salmon with hot cooked rice and/or roasted vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower).

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Additional Notes: 

*Or, several smaller salmon fillets, to fill your cedar plank.

**Can be found seasonally in the grilling section at stores or on We purchased ours at Costco.

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon
Cedar-plank salmon on Joshua's Weber Q grill.

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes + soaking the cedar plank

Cooking Time: 

20-25 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is Joshua's recipe for seasoning a salmon and grilling on a cedar plank. It is AMAZING. Perfectly delicious, really simple to make, and a stunning way to serve salmon.

See my blog post about this recipe! :)

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

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