Cedar Planked Salmon

The BBQ Blog:

As you look at the various recipes in three meals a day website you might notice a category called Bill’s BBQ. Inside there are a number of recipes for the grill. I have chosen one of my favourite ones to start my BBQ contributions to this blog. Here is the link to it with some details below:

Cedar Planked Salmon With Spice Rub

1 cedar plank approx 8X12 inches, untreated
2 lbs salmon fillet (skinless)
1 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs paprika
1 Tbs salt
1 Tbs pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin

1. Soak plank in a tub of cold water for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours
2. Score top side of salmon in about 2 inch diagonal slits but do not cut
too deeply or through the flesh.
3. Rub olive oil into salmon. In a small bowl combine sugar, paprika, salt,
and black pepper and cumin. Rub over salmon and into the slits. Marinate
salmon 10 to 20 minutes.
4. Place plank on preheated barbeque. Close the lid and wait until plank
starts to smoke. Place salmon to plank and close the lid and adjust the heat
to medium-high. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the salmon is cooked
through and flakes. Do not turn the salmon during cooking.
5. The fish can be brought to the table on the plank decorated with fresh
herbs or transfer with a wide lifter to a serving platter or a clean plank.

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Check the salmon after 20 minutes to see if it is done. Just take a fork and gently break the flesh in the middle of the thickest part of the filet it should be opaque. It will cook better if the filet is cut into serving pieces before placing on the plank.


2 Responses

  1. Hey BBQ blogger….what temperature should the grill be at when you plank cook. I’ve planked a number of times (yes, even fish, much to my own better judgement) and the planks have caught fire. Any suggestion on the temperature?

  2. The grill should be med to med high depending on the heat generated that would be a temp of 350 to 375F.
    Make sure you soak the planks well before using. I recommend longer than 2 hours. I soak 6 hours or more then they only char

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