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Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon


"Planked salmon is a method of cooking and smoking salmon that has been used for many years. Make sure to use natural (no preservatives) red cedar. The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor. Guests enjoy the wonderful taste of this specially prepared salmon."
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12 h 40 m servings 388 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 30.9 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Submerge untreated cedar plank in water. Soak approximately 12 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Place prepared plank on the grill, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Cover grill and heat plank 2 to 3 minutes, until dry. Adjust grill temperature for medium heat.
  3. Rub salmon filets with olive oil. Arrange on the plank. Top salmon with red onion, lemon slices and black peppercorns.
  4. Cook salmon, covered, 10 to 12 minutes, or until opaque and easily flaked with a fork.

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  1. 47 Ratings

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Fabulous recipe, tastes just like in a restaurant. I found putting the lemon slice on top of the salmon shielded that part of the fish from the heat (so it didn't cook properly in that spot) so ...

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My husband made this - it was OK but kinda bland. Maybe we needed more spice. Easy and simple recipe though, worth a try.

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Fabulous recipe, tastes just like in a restaurant. I found putting the lemon slice on top of the salmon shielded that part of the fish from the heat (so it didn't cook properly in that spot) so ...

This planked salmon recipe was GREAT! I tried the lumbar yard route to get the planks and found the taste horrible. I had tried the hickory and another one which I don't remember. I found that...

This a great basic recipe to use as a baseline, especially if you've been out fishing the majority of the day. I prefer to substitute the Olive Oil with a high quality garlicky vinaigrette cont...

First time using a plank. I soaked it for 24 hours, then wasn't able to buy salmon. Took the plank out of water for a few days, bought some salmon and soaked it again for 24 hours before grill...

Amazing, easy gourmet meal. The smoked flavor along with the peppercorn was delicious. For the cedar plank: I spoke with a lumber yard owner, and was told the following: cedar is untreated as a...

Fantastic recipe! We had it for a BBQ with the inlaws and it was a big hit. They thought I had spent hours in the kitchen cooking but I found it easier to do than home made burgers. The prep ti...

WOW!! This was so delicious! My husband ate three pieces. I added some chopped garlic to the olive oil, and sprinkled some dill on with the pepper. The combination of the flavours was perfect...

Awesome! Fixed this for a group of foodies and they are still raving about it 3 days later. Simple, simple, simple.

I ordered something similar to this at a restaurant not long ago. Went to Whole Foods this weekend and bought the cedar planks. We cooked this tonight and it was AWESOME!!!! Didn't change a ...