Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon

Ingredients:Cedar Plank Salmon

  • 1 cedar plank (6 x 14 inches)
  • 2 salmon fillets (1 ½ pounds total)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Soak cedar plank in salted water for 2 hours, then drain.
  2. Rinse the salmon under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Lay the salmon skin-side down onto the cedar plank.
  3. Generously season the salmon with salt and pepper. Carefully spread the mustard over the top and sides.
  4. Place the brown sugar in a bowl and crumble between your fingers, then sprinkle over the mustard.
  5. Set grill for indirect grilling and heat to medium-high. Place the cedar plank in the center of the hot grate, away from the heat.
  6. Cover the grill; cook until cooked through, around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fillet.
  7. Transfer the salmon and plank to a platter or serve right off the plank.