Recipe: Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon

Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients that help you stay healthy. This cedar plank smoked salmon is delicious and easy to cook on the grill with just a few ingredients. The cedar plank takes it to the next level by adding a unique woodsy flavor. You can find the boards at your local hardware store or on Amazon.

Serve over brown rice or quinoa and pair it with your favorite vegetable for a nutrient-packed meal the whole family will love.


  • 1 filet fresh salmon (approx. 2 pounds)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard or wasabi mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cedar plank soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. Lay salmon skin-side down on cedar plank.
  2. Rub filet with mustard, spreading evenly.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top with brown sugar and spread evenly.
  5. Place cedar directly over hot coals and allow to cook. Cover grill and smoke for 10-15 minutes or until fish easily flakes with a fork. If the board catches on fire, simply douse with water.
  6. Enjoy!

Looking for another fish recipe? Try our grilled whole red snapper wrapped in banana leaf.