Photo: Jennifer Davick, Recipe: Julia Dowling Rutland
Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Cooking salmon on a cedar plank is one of the fastest and easiest ways to achieve mouthwatering flavor. The trick here is to heat up the plank on the grill before placing the salmon on it, skin-side down. You'll also want to allow the necessary time to soak your plank in water prior to cooking. This will ensure your plank doesn't go up in flames once it hits the heat. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak cedar plank in water at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Remove pin bones from salmon, if necessary, and coat fish evenly with rub. Cover with plastic wrap or foil, and chill until ready to grill.

Step 3

Drain plank, and grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 3 minutes or until grill marks appear. Remove from grill. Place salmon, skin side down, on heated side of plank. Top with lemon slices.

Step 4

Place planked salmon on grill, cover, and grill 20 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. (Check occasionally to make sure edges of plank don't ignite.) Garnish, if desired.