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Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

Garlic butter salmon fillets grilled on a cedar plank and served with zesty celery & parmesan salad
Course Main Course
Cuisine American / Native Americans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cedar plank prep 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 439kcal
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann


  • 4 salmon filets

Salmon seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp dill finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 lemons halved, oiled and seasoned with kosher salt

Celery and parmesan salad:

  • 4 stalks celery finely sliced
  • ¼ cup celery leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese shaved


Cedar planked salmon:

  • Clean salmon fillets and remove any pin bones.
  • Mix up seasoning in a bowl and coat the salmon evenly with the mixture.
  • Cover with cling wrap and put in the fridge until needed.
  • Soak cedar planks in water for an hour before use.
  • Mix up salad ingredients and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Light ¾ of a chimney starter with lump charcoal, place lit fuel on one side of the BBQ to create a dual zone cooking area.
  • Place cedar plank directly over lit charcoal and allow to char up and once the wood starts splitting, remove from heat (around 10 minutes).
  • Place cedar plank on the cooler cooking zone, charred side facing up and place salmon pieces on the plank, skin side down.
  • Place lemon halves directly over charcoal on a cooking grate, put the lid on and cook the salmon for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, put a serving of salad on a plate, top with a piece of salmon and one charred lemon halve.
  • Just before eating, squeeze over charred lemon juice over the entire dish.
  • Eat and enjoy.

To serve:

  • With a fresh salad as above or any variety of garden salads.
  • With steamed vegetables.
  • Also can be served with some fragrant jasmine rice.



Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1688mg | Potassium: 1068mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg