Recipe By Wendy Freeman-More
Published Jul 8th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 6 servings Calories 678.4

This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I’ve ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 (12 inch) untreated cedar planks
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 (2 pound) salmon fillets, skin removed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Soak the cedar planks for at least 1 hour in warm water. Soak longer if you have time.
  2. 2 In a shallow dish, stir together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to one hour.
  3. 3 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate. The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little.
  4. 4 Place the salmon fillets onto the planks and discard the marinade. Cover, and grill for about 20 minutes. Fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. It will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 678.4
  • Carbohydrate 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol 178.6 mg
  • Fat 45.8 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 61.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.6 g
  • Sodium 981.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.4 g

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  1. This was so delicious. I had bought my husband some cedar planks for Christmas and he never used them (and probably never would have) so I decided to try the recipe. Wow. First, I started with the Wal-Mart frozen salmon my husband buys (which I usually dislike, but this recipe made it taste awesome!) Second, - Read more ...
  2. First off this was my first time eating or making a salmon dish so we'll discount my opinion - I just don't like salmon. Period. This seemed like a lot of work for the end result. My husband - who does like salmon - was not impressed. Sorry. We just didn't get it.
  3. Its only my wife and I.....Cut all things.....Tried to devide it up........Worked perfect........I got my planks at BB& B
  4. The 1/3 cup of soy sauce, I reducted down 1 1/2 table spoons. That made it less salty and kept the great taste.
  5. Delicious!!! Made it for Christmas dinner with three picky eaters...made fish-eaters of them all. I soaked the cedar plank for over 24 hrs...and I used my GE roaster oven. There was no smoke issues and the salmon was utterly perfect!
  6. Being an Alaska resident I'm very picky about my salmon. This recipe was excellet. My 2 year old have 5 helpings!! I soaked my cedar plank in hot water for 4 hours and it didn't catch fire like others stated.
  7. My boyfriend said this was the best piece of fish he's ever had! I soaked the cedar for about 7 hours then oiled one side. I used a 2.5 lb piece of salmon skin side down. I heated the plank and then put the fish on for 20 minutes, then turned off the heat and - Read more ...
  8. I just made this last night and it was absolutely fantastic! I didn't have green onions so I used minced red onion. My in-laws were so impressed they wanted to have a plank to take home! Costco has them for $8 for a package of 6. The package on the plank states that if it's - Read more ...
  9. Outstanding recipe! I ended up doing in the oven at 350 due to heavy rain. It was still delicious. I highly recommend making this. Thanks for sharing.
  10. There is nothing better in Seattle than cedar planked salmon - unless it is Copper River Cedar planked Salmon. I usually just use olive oil, salt,pepper and dill and people who've never experienced planked fish can't get over the "fabulous" seasoning. Do soak the planks as long as you can 4 to 24 hours - - Read more ...