Spice Plank-Grilled Salmon

"This is the first time I used a cedar plank for cooking fish -- and this is the best way to grill salmon as far as we're concerned (also lower fat too) - the salmon came out so moist and spiced just right -- the fish doesn't taste spicy at all. Posted for World Tour - USA - Northwest region. Recipe source: local newspaper"
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Soak cedar grilling plank for one hour.
  • Prepare grill.
  • To prepare the rub, combine all ingredients in a small cup or bowl.
  • Rub mixture on the top of the salmon.
  • Place plank on grill, close grill for a few minutes and then place salmon, skin side down, on the plank.
  • Cook covered, for 10 minutes or until salmon flakes.

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  1. I tried this out and it was great. Kudos on the recipe. I bought a board from a great website that a lot of plank sizes to choose from. They were called grillingboards (dot)com
  2. I used the spice rub (but more cayenne for personal taste) on the salmon and since I don't have a grill or the plank for the grill - I used my George Foreman, and it came out delicious! The rub made a "crust" on the fish which was superb! It's a pain to measure out all the spices, but once it's done, you realize it's worth it. Thanks for a keeper!
  3. Seasoned and grilled as instructed. I did follow PaulaG's idea of seasoning it about an hour before cooking. We have been plank-grilling salmon for a while but this was a delicious variation. Thanks for posting ellie
  4. Holy yum! This is excellent. Made it as instructed and it turned out perfectly. Will be making this one again and again!
  5. These nine words came out of my mouth after the first bite: "One of the best salmon recipes I've ever had." Easy to make and really just a fantastic recipe. I didn't cook this plank style, just threw it on the grill but man oh man this was great! Thank you so much for sharing!


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