This Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon is easy and is our best grilled salmon recipe. Learn how to use cedar grilling planks for this cedar plank salmon grill dish and serve it with our homemade mango pico de gallo.
Cedar Planked Smoked Salmon is our all-time favorite way to cook a gorgeous salmon fillet. It’s quick and easy and we can have a healthy dinner on the table in no time at all. Smoked salmon can be on the pricey side but if you have a few little tricks up your sleeve, your family can enjoy this gourmet dish for a fraction of the cost.
How to use cedar grilling planks:
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The best way to use cedar grilling planks is to soak them for 30 minutes to an hour prior to using. Place salmon, pork or item of your chose on the wet planks and carefully lay them on a hot grill.
These Cedar grilling planks can be found in most kitchen shops. But they can also be ordered online. It’s easier and we can always keep a supply around inexpensively so you can enjoy this best grilled salmon recipe anytime. These cedar planks can be bought in several size packages, we order the larger sizes since it’s more cost-efficient.
The Best Grilled Salmon Recipe:
This smoked salmon is seasoned with store-bought teriyaki sauce and smoked for about 10 minutes.
While the planks are soaking, place salmon fillets in a marinade dish and pour the teriyaki sauce over them.
Spray a small amount of cooking spray on the soaked planks. Then place the salmon fillets skin side down on them.
Carefully place the soaked cedar planks with the salmon on a hot grill. And close the lid to trap the aromatic smoke.
Cook for about 10 minutes until the salmon is done. It should be flaky but not dry and the internal temperature of 145 degrees measured in the thickest part of the fillet. (you could use an instant-read thermometer) Remove from the grill while still on the planks.
This cedar plank salmon grill to perfection and it is golden brown and flaky. The cedar gives the fish that gorgeous sheen and a light smoky taste.
You can have a cedar planked smoked salmon gourmet meal and not break the bank using these tips. Just keep an eye out for salmon on sale or at your local market and enjoy this easy dish as often as you wish.