Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by PaulaG

Planking is a rather new experience for us. I prepare the food and DH does the rest. This recipe is adapted from and is so simple to make. The original recipe called for parsley which I didn't have. I used fresh garden basil and loved it. Serve with rice, fresh bread and a salad for a lovely meal that is sure to impress. Please note: The cooking or prep time does not include the time needed to soak the cedar plank.

Top Review by evelynathens

Very tasty, adding the sun-dried tomatoes to the vinaigrette plumped them up and gave the sauce a great tang and savouriness. Went very well with the planked salmon and rice (I used jasmine). Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the plank in water, weight top and soak for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Mix the dressing, basil and tomatoes; reserve half the dressing for use when serving the fish; set aside.
  4. Brush the top of the pre-soaked plank with oil; top with the salmon, skin side down.
  5. Place on grill; cover with grill lid and grill 10 minutes.
  6. Brush with dressing mixture and continue to grill for an additional 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.
  7. Remove from plank, remove skin and plate on top of cooked rice.
  8. Spoon a tablespoon or so of reserved dressing over fish, garnish with additional basil leaves and serve.

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