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Alaska Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious Alaska salmon recipe that is grilled on a cedar plank for the ultimate quick smoky flavor. It’s so easy!
Course Main
Cuisine American, southern
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 419kcal


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • zest of 1 each orange lemon, lime
  • 2 pound fillet of Wild-Caught Alaska Salmon
  • 2 cedar planks
  • optional garnishes: 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh mint and chives


  • Preheat the grill to high heat, 450° to 550°.
  • In a small bowl mix together the sugar, salt, pepper, and zest until combined. Generously spread the mixture over top of the salmon flesh. Move it around to ensure it is covered.
  • Place on a plate and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Next, submerge the cedar planks in a pan filled with water and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cedar planks and place them next to each other touching directly onto the preheat grill grates and then slide the salmon onto the planks.
  • Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Serve with optional garnishes.



Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.8mg