Rating: 4.5 stars
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Cedar plank salmon can be baked in the oven or barbequed on the grill with this easy recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours and up to 12.

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), or see Footnote for grilling instructions.

  • Place the salmon on the plank, skin-side down. In a small bowl, stir together the sesame oil, brown sugar, dill weed and sesame seeds. Stir in just enough water to make it liquid. Season with pepper and soy sauce if desired. Spoon the mixture over the salmon so it is fully coated.

  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the fillet can be flaked with a fork.

Grilling Instructions:

Preheat a grill to medium heat. Place plank with fish on the grate and cover. Grill for about 25 minutes, or until fish can be flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 34.5g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fat 26.3g; cholesterol 99.1mg; sodium 329.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
I've made this recipe several times now... mostly at the request of my wife. When I say 'several times', I mean about twice a week for a month. This was my first cedar plank recipe and I was very pleased with the results. What an incredible flavor! Thank you. Read More
(66)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2007
Meh. It was decent at best. Needs more flavors. I marinated the fish for an hour and it still didn't pick up enough flavor. Maybe fresh dill next time? Read More
(8)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
I've made this recipe several times now... mostly at the request of my wife. When I say 'several times', I mean about twice a week for a month. This was my first cedar plank recipe and I was very pleased with the results. What an incredible flavor! Thank you. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
This recipe was delish! Note that the spice mixture is not for marinating, but it's more of a thick sauce for topping the salmon during cooking. We did ours on the grill and served with the leftover sauce. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
EXCELLENT!! This is the perfect recipe as shown - no changes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
Awesome! I opted to include all of the option ingredients. I should have added the soy sauce at the very end my sauce got a bit runny. I didn't even need to add water after adding some lemon juice and the soy sauce. Delicious sauce and perfect moist flakey salmon. It's a cooold February here in Wisconsin so no grilling - worked great in the oven. Looking forward to trying it on the grill! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2009
I used fresh dill and wild caught salmon. I'm not sure a farm raised salmon has the strength of flavor to stand up to the flavors in the sauce. Also, I think make sure to plank it--I think the cedar adds to the flavor balance. Next time, I might reduce the sugar--salmon as a fish doesn't generally need it. This is my go-to recipe for planking, and I think suits NW caught wild steelhead salmon very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2009
This was an absolute hit! I made it for my boyfriends family out at the cabin. We all loved it! I changed a couple of things. I made the brine and marinated in a large tupperware container for 2 days before grilling and I also added 3 gloves of fresh garlic minced - I'm a garlic lover:)We always soak the cedar plank for at least 8 hours before using on the BBQ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
I don't eat fish - but my husband loves it - so I'm always looking for good recipes to suprise him with. This one is now his favorite! We've made it several times since I stumbled across it and he loves it!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
I have made this recipe so many times I've lost count. It is my families favorite Salmon recipe. I have never made it on a plank however. I just grill it on a piece of foil. A real treat!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2007
Meh. It was decent at best. Needs more flavors. I marinated the fish for an hour and it still didn't pick up enough flavor. Maybe fresh dill next time? Read More
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