Cedar Planked Salmon


This cedar plank salmon is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 (12 inch) untreated cedar planks

  • cup soy sauce

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 (2 pound) salmon fillets, skin removed


  1. Soak cedar planks for at least 1 hour in warm water. Soak longer if you have time.

  2. Stir soy sauce, vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, green onions, ginger, and garlic together in a shallow dish.

  3. Place salmon fillets in soy mixture and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to 1 hour refrigerated.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place planks on the grill grate. Heat planks until they start to smoke and crackle just a little.

  5. Remove salmon from marinade and place on planks; discard marinade.

  6. Close grill cover. Grill salmon until it flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes; salmon will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

678 Calories
46g Fat
2g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 678
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 981mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 1144mg 24%

* 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.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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