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Cedar Plank Salmon

Featured by Tolosa Winery in the Gold Wine Club.
Cedar Plank Salmon


This delicious salmon recipe belongs in a restaurant and is the perfect pairing for a Pinot Noir from your wine subscription box. Enjoy!

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes


• cedar plank
• 2 salmon fillets , 3/4 lb pound each*
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
• cup light brown sugar


1. Soak cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours, prior to grilling.

2. Stir the brown sugar and Dijon mustard together until smooth.

3. Turn grill to medium-high heat. When ready to cook, place the pre-soaked cedar plank on the hot grate and close the lid. Leave it there until there is a smokey smell, about 4-5 minutes.

4. Turn the plank over and place the salmon, skin side down, on top. Spread a spoonful of mustard mixture on top of each filet and add a thin slice of lemon, if desired.

5. For indirect heat grilling: Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cook salmon in the center of hot grate, away from the heat. Cover the grill and cook salmon for about 15 to 25 minutes (depending on thickness), or until cooked through (135 degrees F) and flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook it.

6. You can cook the salmon over direct heat, but be careful to check the cedar plank occasionally. If the edges start to catch fire, mist with water, or move the plank to a cooler part of the grill.

*You can place as many salmon fillets on the cedar plank as it will fit. Cedar planks come in different sizes.

Recipe sourced from Tastes Better from Scratch.

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