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Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Lend a delicately smoky flavor to grilled salmon with a soaked cedar plank. This mostly hands-off technique is a super cool way to grill fish without it sticking. The savory spice rub is a perfect pair to all your BBQ faves.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, bbq, seafood
Servings: 8 fillets
Calories: 708 kcal
  • 8 6 oz skinless salmon filets
  • 2 cedar planks soaked in water for at least one hour or up to three
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish
Spice Rub
  • 2 TB brown sugar
  • 1 TB kosher salt
  • 4 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic found in the spice aisle
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Combine all spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. When ready to cook, spread spice rub evenly across all sides of salmon filets. Heat a gas or charcoal grill over high heat. 

  2. Place soaked cedar planks on grate for 3 minutes. Flip over and place salmon directly on plank. Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. Remove from plank, garnish with chives, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Cedar planks can be hand-washed and reused until charred. For a fun party option you can also prepare 2, 24 oz sides of skinless salmon and cook the same way (adjust cooking time to allow the center to cook through.)

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 708 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 7300mg 304%
Potassium 2261mg 65%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 24g
Protein 81g 162%
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 42.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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