Cedar-Plank Salmon

Cedar-Plank Salmon
This seafood main is impressive, yet low-effort—the cedar board (available at gourmet food stores) does most of the work for you! Coat a quality cut of salmon with a simple rub of brown sugar, thyme, and cayenne before grilling. The result is a slightly smoky, perfectly flaky fish dinner. Nobody will miss the burgers and dogs. Get the recipe:Cedar-Plank Salmon. Photo: Roland Bello
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 serves


  • 1 2-pound salmon fillet, skin on

  • 1 cedar plank, soaked in water 20 minutes

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat a gas grill to high; adjust to medium low after 15 minutes. (If cooking over charcoal, allow the coals to burn until they are covered with white ash.)

  2. Place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank.

  3. Combine the brown sugar, oil, thyme, and cayenne in a bowl. Brush over the salmon.

  4. Place the planked salmon on the grilling grate and cook, with the grill covered, until mostly cooked through but still slightly pink in the middle, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
32g Fat
19g Carbs
45mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Protein 45g
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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