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Cedar Plank-Smoked Salmon

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"Salmon is a delicate fish that does well when lightly smoked and gently seasoned. Cooking it on a plank over a live fire gives it a great smoky flavor while letting it hold its shape."
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1 h 10 m servings 336
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Combine butter, garlic, 3 sprigs dill, and salt in a heat-proof dish. Place in the smoker until butter is melted and infused with flavor, at least 20 minutes. Remove from the smoker.
  3. Lay salmon on the plank of wood. Brush salmon with the flavored butter. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the smoker and close the door.
  4. Cook salmon until easily flaked with a fork, about 40 minutes. Check at 10-minute intervals and baste with butter.
  5. Serve garnished with lemon slices, remaining dill, and remaining flavored butter.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Bake salmon in the oven instead of a smoker if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 336 calories; 26.9 3.8 21.5 110 637 Full nutrition

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I nice flavor and one variation of cooking with a wood plank. Home Depot actually sells the cedar planks for cooking and they come in a package of 8 for about $7. I myself like to use the cedar ...

Super easy and super good! Can't wait to do this again!

Very simple and easy recipe, only change; a dash of lemon pepper. The cedar planks add a hint of wood flavor to the fish. Had weekend guests, dinner for 6 along with steamed asparagus topped w...

Wow, amazing.

Super good!!!