The Lt. goes to Alaska every summer for salmon fishing. I love it because I love having a freezer full of salmon. I’m always trying new salmon recipes because when you have a freezer full you’re eating it at least once a week. This is my standby recipe when I’m just feeling lazy…I served it tonight with cauliflower gratin and roasted green beans. I bought my cedar plank at a cooking store, but you can use any untreated cedar plank. I advise you not to grill with it, because I tried that once and the bottom half of my plank is now charcoal. Soaking the plank is key because it releases a cedar infused steam in the oven that smells heavenly and makes the salmon super moist and cedar-y.
Simple Cedar Planked Salmon
- salmon fillets/halves to feed your family
- Olive oil
- salt and pepper
- fresh herbs on hand, I had chervil today
- Soak your cedar plank in water for a few hours.
- Place the salmon on the plank and spread olive oil over the fish.
- Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle on herbs if you like.
- Cooking time will depend on the thickness of your salmon. Mine typically cook at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Try not to overcook and remember that salmon will still cook for a little while when it is out of the oven.