Wild Salmon is grilled over charcoal on a wooden plank, wonderfully moist and flavorful. The perfect dish for your backyard picnic!
We love cooking on the grill and making meals outside. Wild Salmon on a Cedar Plank is so easy to make and a healthier option for weeknight dinners.
For more great grilling recipes be sure and check out my Best Chicken Marinade, Whiskey Marinated Steak, and Sweet Chili Chicken. These are just a few of my absolute favorites and popular with my readers!
You can season the salmon filet with pre-made spice rubs or follow the directions below on how to make my grilled salmon rub.
I keep it simple with dinner by grilling corn in the husk, directly on the grill. And even using a cast iron skillet to cook freshly picked green beans. Are you growing a vegetable garden this year? You can check out our vegetable garden here.
How to Cook Salmon on a Cedar Plank:
Step 1: You’ll want to be sure and soak the wood plank for a minimum of 2 hours. The longer you soak it, the less likely it will burn.
Step 2: Preheat your charcoal grill to medium high heat.
Step 3: Place the salmon on the wooden plank. Rub the salmon with a few teaspoons of spice rub.
Step 4: Place the wooden plank with the salmon on the grill on the hot grate, away from the hot coals. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 135 degrees F and the salmon flakes apart with a fork.
Step 5: Serve right off the plank with seasonal vegetables, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes.
Wild Salmon Season is here! Wild Salmon is flown in fresh to The Fresh Market stores for peak flavor. Fresh, Wild Salmon is a seasonal summer treat that tastes amazing when grilled.
Why is salmon cooked on a wooden plank?
The fish gets steamed gently with heat from the grill, while staying extremely tender and juicy. The wooden plank also keeps the salmon from burning or falling through the grates.
How to make Mashed Potatoes:
Step 1: Peel the potatoes and wash them. Slice into small cubes and place into a saucepan with cold water. Add a teaspoon or so of salt.
Step 2: Boil the potatoes until tender. Drain the potatoes and place back into the saucepan.
Step 3: Add butter, heavy cream or buttermilk, salt and pepper to taste. Use a potato masher or an electric hand mixer with beaters to mash the potatoes. Adjust the salt and pepper as needed. Place the lid on the saucepan to keep warm until ready to serve.
How to Roast Garlic on the Grill:
Step 1: Slice off the top of a whole head of garlic, place it in the center of double layer of aluminum foil. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive, sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste.
Step 2: Close up the foil and crimp the edges. Cook on the grill over medium heat about 25-30 minutes, or until soft.
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Maple Bacon Grilled Wild Salmon
Grilled Wild Salmon
- 1 1/2 pounds Wild Salmon (skin removed)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon granulated maple sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon bacon bits
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 wooden plank maple, oak, or cedar
- Soak a wooden plank in water for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Preheat your charcoal grill to medium high heat.
- Mix together the spices and bacon bits in a small bowl.
- Place the salmon on the wooden plank. Rub the salmon with a few teaspoons of spice rub.
- Place the wooden plank with the salmon on the grill on the hot grate, away from the hot coals. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 135 degrees F and the salmon flakes apart with a fork.
- Serve the salmon right on the cedar plank, along with seasonal vegetables, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes.
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