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Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe
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Cedar Plank Salmon

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"Cedar plank salmon can be baked in the oven or barbequed on the grill with this easy recipe."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    8 days 18 hrs
  • COOK

    40 mins

    8 days 18 hrs 40 mins


  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours and up to 12.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Place the salmon on the plank, skin side down. In a small bowl, stir together the sesame oil, brown sugar, dill weed and sesame seeds. Stir in just enough water to make it liquid. Season with pepper and soy sauce if desired. Spoon the mixture over the salmon so it is fully coated.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the fillet can be flaked with a fork.
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  • On the Grill
  • Preheat a grill to medium heat. Place plank with fish on the grate and cover. Grill for about 25 minutes, or until fish can be flaked with a fork.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2008

I've made this recipe several times now... mostly at the request of my wife. When I say 'several times', I mean about twice a week for a month. This was my first cedar plank recipe and I was very pleased with the results. What an incredible flavor! Thank you.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2007

Meh. It was decent at best. Needs more flavors. I marinated the fish for an hour and it still didn't pick up enough flavor. Maybe fresh dill next time?

Nov 25, 2007

This recipe was delish! Note that the spice mixture is not for marinating, but it's more of a thick sauce for topping the salmon during cooking. We did ours on the grill and served with the leftover sauce. Very good.

Jul 10, 2007

EXCELLENT!! This is the perfect recipe as shown - no changes!

Feb 11, 2008

Awesome! I opted to include all of the option ingredients. I should have added the soy sauce at the very end, my sauce got a bit runny. I didn't even need to add water after adding some lemon juice and the soy sauce. Delicious sauce and perfect moist, flakey salmon. It's a cooold February here in Wisconsin so no grilling - worked great in the oven. Looking forward to trying it on the grill!

Sep 07, 2007

I have made this recipe so many times, I've lost count. It is my families favorite Salmon recipe. I have never made it on a plank, however. I just grill it on a piece of foil. A real treat!!!

Sep 09, 2009

This was an absolute hit! I made it for my boyfriends family out at the cabin. We all loved it! I changed a couple of things. I made the brine and marinated in a large tupperware container for 2 days before grilling and I also added 3 gloves of fresh garlic minced - I'm a garlic lover :)We always soak the cedar plank for at least 8 hours before using on the BBQ

Sep 09, 2009

I used fresh dill and wild caught salmon. I'm not sure a farm raised salmon has the strength of flavor to stand up to the flavors in the sauce. Also, I think make sure to plank it--I think the cedar adds to the flavor balance. Next time, I might reduce the sugar--salmon as a fish doesn't generally need it. This is my go-to recipe for planking, and I think suits NW caught wild steelhead salmon very well.


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  • Calories
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 26.3 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 34.5 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 330 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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