Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon


Salmon did planking before it was a thing! In this cedar-plank salmon with brown sugar recipe, cedar keeps the fish from getting burned or blackened and infuses it with delectably earthy flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets

  • 2 cedar planks, 7x12 inch, soaked in water for 1 hour


  1. Combine brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle over fillets. Arrange fillets 1 inch apart on soaked cedar planks.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Place planks over the cooler section of the center of the grill, turning the thickest sections of fillets closest to the fire.

  3. Cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest parts of fillets reaches 135 degrees F (57 degrees C), 30 to 35 minutes.

  4. Remove planks from grill. Let salmon rest on planks 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 530mg 11%

* 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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