Cedar Planked Salmon

Back at my hometown in the Pacific NW, I would order cedar planked salmon every chance I got.  I’ve always loved it.  The salmon is perfectly moist (I hate that word) and flaky with a smooth, smoky flavor.  Please don’t mind the messy lemons!  I didn’t anticipate this recipe would be going on my blog, but it was too delicious not to!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 big salmon fillet or 3-4 smaller ones
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cedar plank

Directions:

  1. Soak the cedar plank for 1-3 hours (it’s flexible)
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. Rub the dry ingredients onto salmon fillet(s)
  4. Place salmon on plank (if your salmon has skin, place skin side down)
  5. Top with sliced lemons (I forgot to until after I put the salmon on the grill)
  6. Set plank on preheated grill and close lid
  7. Grill 10-20 minutes until salmon easily flakes
I decided to grill up some broccoli with some EVOO, salt, and pepper for a side.  It was delicious! If I had the mind to sprinkle the rub onto the broccoli I bet it would have been tasty.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04273339353438026603 Meg {henninglove}

    one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon on a cedar plank. it is yummy!! i love summer because of being able to grill and enjoy eating outdoors

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      me too! It just feels like summer when you eat it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11126277060673518461 Ellen B Cookery

    I love salmon no matter how it’s cooked. My husband and 1 daughter go fishing on the west coast every August and bring back tons of salmon. I cant wait to start with those recipes. One of my favourite ways of eating salmon BBQ’d on a salmon plank. By the way, the lemons are fine.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thanks Ellen! Where you does your husband and daughter go salmon fishing? In Washington?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16176701202607341940 Ana y Blanca
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      me too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15275398395230685458 Stefanie Cross

    Yummm this looks amazing! Just found your blog, can’t wait to try it! xox Stefanie

    http://theforwardhome.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I’m checking out your blog now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01032069027912076113 Momgateway

    It looks so moist. Does the cedar plank impart flavor to the salmon too?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      It does! It gives it a really nice flavor!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18132607324746373495 Ashlee Christopher

    I will be right over! Looks sooo yummy!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Girl I wish!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10565188666150518885 Guru Uru

    I totally understand why you ordered it my friend – it looks gorgeous!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16571635289622241131 SkinnyMommy

    I love cedar planed salmon and this one looks terrific!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thanks Bree!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12142864761955826646 Johnnys Kitchen

    Great dish,smart blog

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I’m going to check yours out!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13580532603443802313 bonbon

    Oh my goodness that looks delicious! My question is how do you go about acquiring a cedar plank? I’ve never seen that before. Just found your blog and I have loved getting to know you better. I’m excited to follow along!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you, Bonnie! I got mine at Costco. It’s a seasonal item so if you don’t see it at your local stores, try online! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m excited to see yours!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02640295000088209602 Emma @ Food, Fork and Good

    ahhh this looks fab! I have to admit, I’m not a massive fan of cooked salmon, but this has got my curiosity going….

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Salmon is my favorite fish, as I’m sure you can tell. I really should try to switch it up more…. What kind of fish do you like?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06900929329950193110 Emi

    cedar planked salmon is the BEST…we just discovered it last year and love it. thanks for the great recipe!