Cedar-plank grilled salmon


Salmon on a grill is made even better when cooked on a cedar plank. The cedar plank adds a sweet smoky flavor to the salmon. You’ll never grill salmon the traditional way again.

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

1 ½ lb. whole salmon fillet, skin removed
5 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh dill, minced
1 lemon, zest
1 tsp salt 
1 tsp pepper

Soak untreated cedar plank(s) in water, weighing it down with something heavy, for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

When ready to grill turn the burners to high for 10 minutes. While grill is heating, mix the olive oil, fresh dill, zest of a lemon, salt and pepper into a bowl; rub the salmon to coat.

Place the cedar plank(s) on to the grill over indirect heat and allow for the plank(s) to smoke, about 5 minutes. Place the salmon on the plank(s) and turn the burners to a low and cook for 20 minutes or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees.

Serves well with lemon wedges, grilled vegetables and rice pilaf. Enjoy!