RecipeCedar Plank Salmon with Lemon, Rosemary and Thyme

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 310
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Total Fat: 17 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 14 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar:0 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 440 mg

If you’re looking to eat more heart-healthy omega 3’s, then try this delicious recipe. It’s perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight supper, yet elegant enough for special-occasion dinner. This unique cooking method allows the fish to gently heat so it stays tender and moist — while picking up some of the cedar’s smokey wood flavor.  If you’d like to cook the salmon with the skin intact, simply place the skin side down on the plank. 

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This recipe makes 4 servings
  • ·  2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ·  2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ·  1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • · .¾ teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • ·  ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • · .¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ·  1 to 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary, plus sprigs for optional garnish
  • ·  1 to 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • ·  Four (~6-oz) salmon fillets, skin removed
  • ·  Lemon slices for optional garnish

Soak the cedar plank in a large bowl or sink filled with water for one to two hours.

In a large mixing bowl (or 9 x 13 baking dish), combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Mix until well combined. Add the salmon fillets to the bowl and fully coat all sides with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up until 3 hours.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (400°F to 450°F).

Pat the soaked plank dry and heat for about 4 minutes per side on the hot grill. Then, place the salmon fillets on top of the plank and sprinkle salt over the tops. Close the grill lid and cook covered for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the fillets are cooked to your preferred doneness. Serve immediately on or off the wood plank, along with optional lemon slices and/or rosemary sprigs as garnish.  

Nutrition provided for 1 salmon fillet.

Want more salmon? Try this flavorful 5-minute Lemon-Rosemary Salmon!