Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Dinner Party
Recipe Type Dinner
Cuisine Japanese cuisine

Where this recipe calls for lemon zest and rosemary, the native Coast Salish Indians on Vancouver Island would use grand-fir needles. Either way, the salmon takes on a light, smoky woodiness from grilling on a cedar plank, for a lovely pairing of earth and ocean.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Untreated Cedar Planks 3 nos 338.64 9.84
Vegetable Oil 0.33 cup 654.71 73.92
Rice Vinegar 0.5 tablespoon
Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon 76.56 8.7
Soy Sauce 0.33 cup 43.76 0.03
Green Onion 0.25 cup 8 0.05
Ginger 1 tablespoon 33.03
Garlic 1 teaspoon 8.11 0.03
Smoked salmon 2 pound 1055.96 39
2218.77 131.57 0

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Soak the cedar planks for at least 1 hour in Warm Water.
  2. 2 Soak longer if you have time.
  3. 3 In a shallow dish, stir together the Vegetable Oil, Rice Vinegar, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Green Onion, Ginger, and Garlic.
  4. 4 Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and turn to coat.
  5. 5 Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to one hour.
  6. 6 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate.
  7. 7 The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little.
  8. 8 Place the salmon fillets onto the planks and discard the marinade.
  9. 9 Cover, and grill for about 20 minutes. Fish is done when you can flake it with a fork.
  10. 10 It will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.