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Cedar plank grilled salmon

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

Joost Nusselder
Since salmon is such a popular cedar plank food, let’s take a look at how we can grill it to perfection.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3 12" untreated cedar planks
  • cup vegetable oil
  • tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 2 lb salmon fillets with the skin removed


  • Soak planks in warm water for at least an hour; the longer the better.
  • Stir vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger root and garlic in a shallow dish. Place salmon in the dish and leave in for 15 minutes to an hour to marinate.
  • Heat outdoor grill to medium heat and place planks on the top. When boards start to smoke and crackle, add the salmon discarding the marinade.
  • Cover salmon and grill about 20 minutes. The fillets will be ready when you can flake them with a fork.
Keyword BBQ, Cedar Planks, Fish, Grilled, Salmon