Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon cooked on an outdoor grill is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy this omega-3 rich fish. The spice rub is an easy combo of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and paprika, and pairs perfectly with the smoky flavor from the cedar planks!
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: cedar plank salmon, easy salmon recipe, grilled salmon
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
2poundssalmon- skin on, preferred
1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
you will need 2 cedar planks
Soak the cedar planks in cold water for several hours (or at least 3-4 hours) prior to using. Make sure they are fully submersed, and not sticking together.
Preheat an outdoor grill to about 450-500 degrees. Mix up the seasoning, by combining the salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and paprika.
Dry off the cedar planks, and place on baking sheet, with SMOOTH side up. Brush a little bit of olive oil on the planks, lay salmon on top, and then brush some more olive oil on the salmon.
Liberally sprinkle the seasoning mix on top of the salmon.
Place cedar planks on a hot grill. Close lid, and check salmon after 10 minutes. Salmon should flake easily, using a fork. If it's not done, close lid, and check about every two minutes. The time to cook will vary based on your grill, and the thickness of the salmon.