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Planked salmon is a method of cooking and smoking salmon that has been used for many years and is a favorite throughout BC. When you fire up the barbecue for your next Salmon feast - try this great recipe for Cedar Plank Salmon. Make sure to use natural, untreated red cedar for the best taste. The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor.

Cedar Plank Salmon


  • 1 salmon fillet, about 1 & 1/2 lbs (750 g)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (50 mL)
  • 1 lemon or orange, juice and zest
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil (15 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (5mL)


Marinate the salmon in remaining ingredients. Meanwhile, soak a piece of untreated cedar plank in cold water for about 2 hours (weighting it with something heavy), then place in a 450°F/220°C heated oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove the salmon from the marinade and bake on the plank until cooked, allowing about 10 minutes per inch (2.5 cm) thickness of fish.


Soak the plank as above. Place salmon on plank. Put the plank directly on the barbecue grill. Close the lid and cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.

Preparation time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 10 minutes (20 minutes to barbecue) depending on thickness of salmon.
Serves 4.

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