A healthy and delicious protein, salmon is a preferred seafood because it tends to lack that fishy smell that can be off-putting to some. It’s a favorite date night or weeknight protein because salmon can cook rather quickly, especially on your pellet grill or smoker.
This cedar plank salmon recipe infuses cedar wood flavor and crisps the skin on the fish without over charring it since the wood block protects the delicate skin from the direct flame as well as sticking to your grill grates.
Cedar Plank Salmon
Louisiana Grills Kitchen
Wood Pellet Recommendation
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Louisiana Grills Savory Smokehouse Rub
4 salmon fillets, skin off
Untreated Cedar Plank
Soak the untreated cedar plank in water for 24 hours before grilling. When ready to grill, remove and wipe down.
Start up your grill. Then, set the temperature to 350°F.
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, oil, and Savory Smokehouse Rub. Rub generously over the salmon fillets.
Place the plank over indirect heat, then lay the salmon on the plank and grill for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
For smoked salmon, set your grill to 225°F and smoke for about 60 – 75 minutes.