Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon

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  • Published Jun 30th
  • Ready In12h 40m
  • Servings6
  • Calories388
Planked salmon is a method of cooking and smoking salmon that has been used for many years. Make sure to use natural (no preservatives) red cedar. The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor. Guests enjoy the wonderful taste of this specially prepared salmon.

Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon for 6 servings:

  • 24x8x1 inch untreated cedar plank
  • 6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed

Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In12h 40m

To cook Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon within 12 hours 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Canadian Cedar Planked Salmon easily:

  1. 1 Submerge untreated cedar plank in water. Soak approximately 12 hours, or overnight.
  2. 2 Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Place prepared plank on the grill, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Cover grill and heat plank 2 to 3 minutes, until dry. Adjust grill temperature for medium heat.
  3. 3 Rub salmon filets with olive oil. Arrange on the plank. Top salmon with red onion, lemon slices and black peppercorns.
  4. 4 Cook salmon, covered, 10 to 12 minutes, or until opaque and easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 388 calories; 30.9 grams of fat; 4.6 grams of carbohydrates; 22.8 grams of protein; 66 milligrams of cholesterol; 68 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 29th 2007

    Amazing, easy gourmet meal. The smoked flavor along with the peppercorn was delicious.For the cedar plank: I spoke with a lumber yard owner, and was told the following: cedar is untreated ...

  2. Aug 7th 2007

    This a great basic recipe to use as a baseline, especially if you've been out fishing the majority of the day. I prefer to substitute the Olive Oil with a high quality garlicky vinaigrette ...

  3. Jan 26th 2007

    First time using a plank. I soaked it for 24 hours, then wasn't able to buy salmon. Took the plank out of water for a few days, bought some salmon and soaked it again for 24 hours before g ...

  4. May 21st 2006

    Fabulous recipe, tastes just like in a restaurant. I found putting the lemon slice on top of the salmon shielded that part of the fish from the heat (so it didn't cook properly in that spot) ...

  5. Mar 6th 2006

    I ordered something similar to this at a restaurant not long ago. Went to Whole Foods this weekend and bought the cedar planks. We cooked this tonight and it was AWESOME!!!! Didn't chang ...

  6. Jul 13th 2005

    Awesome! Fixed this for a group of foodies and they are still raving about it 3 days later. Simple, simple, simple.

  7. Jun 24th 2005

    Fantastic recipe! We had it for a BBQ with the inlaws and it was a big hit. They thought I had spent hours in the kitchen cooking but I found it easier to do than home made burgers. The pre ...

  8. Apr 7th 2005

    WOW!! This was so delicious! My husband ate three pieces. I added some chopped garlic to the olive oil, and sprinkled some dill on with the pepper. The combination of the flavours was per ...

  9. Jul 31st 2003

    This planked salmon recipe was GREAT!I tried the lumbar yard route to get the planks and found the taste horrible. I had tried the hickory and another one which I don't remember. I found ...