Cedar-Planked Salmon

Doreen Fish


This is an awesome recipe and one I go to every Summer...
This is a Ted Reader recipe and Ted is King of The Q.
Love his recipes and all his planking recipes!!

I've included the recipes for the bbq spice and the planking spice which keeps in a container for up to 4 months. Feel free to use your favs.

*Not my pic


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  • 1
    medium plank soaked in water for at least one hour but better if 2 or 3hours.i put mine in the kitchen sink and then i put a heavy can in plastic bag and weigh it down
  • 4
    skinless salmon fillets about 6 oz each
  • 1 c
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    bbq spice (see below)
  • 1/2 c
    shallots, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2
    green onions,finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    planking spice (see below)
  • 1
    lemon , juiced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    sea salt
  • 1

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground coriander
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry mustard powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 c
    kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard seeds cracked
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried dill weed
  • 1 Tbsp
    dill seed
  • 1 Tbsp
    coriander seed
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    granulated garlic powder

How to Make Cedar-Planked Salmon


  1. Preheat your grill to medium -high.

    Season salmon with BBQ seasoning and set aside.
    Mix together the dill, shallots, garlic, green onions, planking spice, lemon juice, and olive oil.
    Spread the mixture evenly over the salmon fillets.
    Season the plank with sea salt and place on grill and close the lid. Heat for 3 - 5 mins till the plank starts to crackle.
    Open lid and place the salmon fillets on the plank.
    Close the lid and plank-grill for 12 - 15 mins until cooked or until salmon flakes .
    Remove plank from grill and allow to cool one minute.
    Squeeze the lemon over top and serve.
  2. * There are so many flavored planks out there... oak, maple, cherry or apple ...so don't just stick to cedar..Apple is so good..my fav!!

    *If your plank catches fire which it can and I have had this happen, spray with a spray water bottle...be careful of not spraying the salmon.

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About Cedar-Planked Salmon

Course/Dish: Fish

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