This 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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a shallow dish, stir together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to one hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate. The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little.

  • Place the salmon fillets onto the planks and discard the marinade. Cover, and grill for about 20 minutes. Fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. It will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.

Nutrition Facts

678 calories; protein 61.3g 123% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 45.8g 70% DV; cholesterol 178.6mg 60% DV; sodium 981.2mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2008
I just made this last night and it was absolutely fantastic! I didn't have green onions so I used minced red onion. My in-laws were so impressed they wanted to have a plank to take home! Costco has them for $8 for a package of 6. The package on the plank states that if it's not too charred you can use is again after cleaning with warm water and letting it air dry. Also, to save time, planks can be presoaked and frozen. I can't encourage you enough to try this incredible recipe! Thank you for the post. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/27/2010
First off this was my first time eating or making a salmon dish so we'll discount my opinion - I just don't like salmon. Period. This seemed like a lot of work for the end result. My husband - who does like salmon - was not impressed. Sorry. We just didn't get it. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2008
I just made this last night and it was absolutely fantastic! I didn't have green onions so I used minced red onion. My in-laws were so impressed they wanted to have a plank to take home! Costco has them for $8 for a package of 6. The package on the plank states that if it's not too charred you can use is again after cleaning with warm water and letting it air dry. Also, to save time, planks can be presoaked and frozen. I can't encourage you enough to try this incredible recipe! Thank you for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2008
My boyfriend said this was the best piece of fish he's ever had! I soaked the cedar for about 7 hours then oiled one side. I used a 2.5 lb piece of salmon skin side down. I heated the plank and then put the fish on for 20 minutes, then turned off the heat and kept it on the grill for about 5 more minutes before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
Outstanding recipe! I ended up doing in the oven at 350 due to heavy rain. It was still delicious. I highly recommend making this. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2007
There is nothing better in Seattle than cedar planked salmon - unless it is Copper River Cedar planked Salmon. I usually just use olive oil, salt,pepper and dill and people who've never experienced planked fish can't get over the "fabulous" seasoning. Do soak the planks as long as you can 4 to 24 hours - mine always catch on fire. Makes for a spectacular presentation though... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
Being an Alaska resident I'm very picky about my salmon. This recipe was excellet. My 2 year old have 5 helpings!! I soaked my cedar plank in hot water for 4 hours and it didn't catch fire like others stated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2010
The 1/3 cup of soy sauce, I reducted down 1 1/2 table spoons. That made it less salty and kept the great taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Its only my wife and I.....Cut all things.....Tried to devide it up........Worked perfect........I got my planks at BB& B Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This was so delicious. I had bought my husband some cedar planks for Christmas and he never used them (and probably never would have) so I decided to try the recipe. Wow. First, I started with the Wal-Mart frozen salmon my husband buys (which I usually dislike, but this recipe made it taste awesome!) Second, my 4 yr old son and my 13 yr old daughter usually won't touch fish -- but they both gobbled this up! For that reason alone, this gets 5 stars. But it was so smoky and layered with different flavors, thanks to the marinade. I have 6 kids and all but one raved (the other one, at 17, only eats pasta and butter so she doesn't count.) My husband loved it, too. I'm from Michigan but live in Louisiana, yet when I was done cooking this, I felt like I was in a ski lodge up north somewhere, that's how it smelled! Wonderful, thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
Delicious!!! Made it for Christmas dinner with three picky eaters...made fish-eaters of them all. I soaked the cedar plank for over 24 hrs...and I used my GE roaster oven. There was no smoke issues and the salmon was utterly perfect! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/27/2010
First off this was my first time eating or making a salmon dish so we'll discount my opinion - I just don't like salmon. Period. This seemed like a lot of work for the end result. My husband - who does like salmon - was not impressed. Sorry. We just didn't get it. Read More
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