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Salmon filets grilled on a cedar plank, topped with brown sugar and mustard glaze and served with sliced lemon.
Cedar Plank Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soak Planks
2 hrs
Total Time
25 mins

Cedar plank salmon with brown sugar and dijon glaze that you can cook on the grill or in the oven. This delicious salmon recipe belongs in a restaurant and is sure to WOW your dinner guests. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup
Servings: 2
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 cedar plank
  • 2 salmon fillets , 3/4 lb pound each*
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ΒΌ cup light brown sugar
  1. Soak cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours, prior to grilling.
  2. Stir the brown sugar and Dijon mustard together until smooth.
  3. Turn grill to medium-high heat. When ready to cook, place the pre-soaked cedar plank on the hot grate and close the lid. Leave it there until there is a smoke-y smell, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Turn the plank over and place the salmon, skin side down, on top. Spread a spoonful of mustard mixture on top of each filet and add a thin slice of lemon, if desired.
  5. For indirect heat grilling: Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cook salmon in the center of hot grate, away from the heat. Cover the grill and cook salmon for about 15 to 25 minutes (depending on thickness), or until cooked through (135 degrees F) and flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook it.
  6. You can cook the salmon over direct heat, but be careful to check the cedar plank occasionally. If the edges start to catch fire, mist with water, or move the plank to a cooler part of the grill.
  7. (See my notes above for how to tell when salmon is done.)
Recipe Notes

*You can place as many salmon fillets on the cedar plank as it will fit. Cedar planks come in different sizes.

Nutrition Facts
Cedar Plank Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 337mg 14%
Potassium 900mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Sugars 26g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.