On Line Cookbook
Salmon Barbequed on a Cedar Plank - Planked Salmon
Home . Contents . Index . Search . Glossary
Print Friendly Recipe
Recipe Information
Salmon barbequed on a cedar plank

Bruce Tate


  • cedar plank(s) large enough to hold salmon without crowding (these must be untreated cedar planks with no preservatives or chemicals)
  • 4 salmon steaks or individual filets (preferably wild caught)
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) fresh lemon juice, divided use (2 for the marinade and 2 for the sauce)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed oil (or other clean tasting and light-flavoured oil)
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) chipotle powder (chipotle barbeque sauce may be substituted for this)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) crushed dried rosemary
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Spray-bottle of water for controlling flare-ups
  • Soak the cedar plank(s)under water for a few hours (or overnight).
  • Mix the oil, 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice, maple syrup, 1/2 tsp (2 ml) chipotle powder and 1 tsp (5 ml) rosemary in a small bowl.
  • Rub the mixture over the salmon and let rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Mix the remaining 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice with the remaining tsp of chipotle powder and put aside.
  • Preheat barbeque to medium-high.
  • Place cedar plank on barbeque and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Close lid and heat plank for a couple minutes.
  • Place salmon on plank (in the case of filets, place skin side down).
  • Close lid.
  • Turn heat down to low.
  • Barbeque for about 15 minutes or until flesh is no longer translucent and can be easily broken with a fork.
  • Place salmon on serving platter and sprinkle with scallions.
  • Serve with lemon juice/chipotle sauce as an optional garnish.
  • Place plank in water to cool before discarding.
Wild caught Salmon has a wonderful flavour and may provide more beneficial Omega 3 fats. Similarly using organic foods where possible in the recipe enhance taste, benefit health and help preserve the environment.

Editors Note: Beware, chipotle powder has a wonderful smokey taste but can be very hot. Test yours before going all out with it.

Quantity Calculator
Adjust the Serves/Makes quantity to:
Set to 0 for the original quantity

Copyright ©1997-2019 by Synergetic Data Systems Inc. All rights reserved.
SDSI neither endorses nor warrants any products advertised herein. All recipe content provided to SDSI is assumed to be original unless identified as otherwise by the submitter.

SDSI provides all content herein AS IS, without warranty. SDSI is not responsible for errors or omissions, nor for consequences of improper preparation, user allergies, or any other consequence of food preparation or consumption.

This site uses cookies, but they do not contain or tranmit any personal information.

Send comments to our email. For more information, check our About the Cookbook page.