Cedar Plank Wild Pacific Salmon Recipe

Cedar Plank Salmon REcipe

Are you looking for some inspiration for recipes that will blow the family away over the holidays? Try our simple cedar plank salmon recipe for a dish that will entice the taste buds, leave you satisfied, and get you excited for the upcoming 2018 salmon & halibut fishing season so that you can restock your freezer!


1 salmon fillet, about 1 1/2lbs (750 g)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 lemon or orange, juice and zest

1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper



Marinate the salmon in remaining ingredients. Meanwhile, soak a piece of untreated cedar plank in cold water for about 2 hours (weighting it with something heavy), then place in a 450F/220C heated oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove the salmon from the marinade and bake on the plank until cooked, allowing about 10 minutes per inch (2.5 cm) thickness of fish.

TO BARBECUE: Soak the plank as above. Place salmon on plank. Put the plank directly on the barbecue grill. Close the lid and cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.

Preparation time: 2 hours Cooking time: 10 minutes (20 minutes to barbecue) depending on thickness of salmon.