Yield: 4 servings

Sweet & Smoky Brown Sugar Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

cedar plank salmon made with brown sugar grilled salmon seasoning with arugula and sliced lemons

This cedar plank salmon recipe is one of the easiest salmon recipes I've made! It gets its sweet and smoky flavor from a delicious grilled salmon rub made with brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, and freshly ground black pepper...

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the brown sugar salmon rub:

Instructions

  1. Depending on the size of your salmon fillets, soak one or two cedar planks for grilling in water for one hour. Pat the soaked cedar plank dry with a paper towel, and brush one side with olive oil.
  2. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper with a fork.
  3. Place salmon skin side down on the oiled face of the cedar planks and brush each with olive oil. Press the grilled salmon rub all over the top of the salmon.
  4. Place cedar planks directly on the hot grill grates. Cover grill and cook over medium-high indirect heat for 15-20 minutes. I recommend keeping a small spray bottle of cold water close by, just in case there are any flare-ups. The salmon is done when it's cooked through, flakes easily, and reaches 145 degrees internally in the thickest part of the fish.
  5. Serve warm on the cedar plank or cut into desired portions.

Notes

Baked Cedar Plank Salmon

Yes, you can bake salmon on a cedar plank in the oven! Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Follow the above instructions through Step 3. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. It's done when it's cooked through, flakes easily, and reaches 145 degrees internally in the thickest part of the fish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 servings

Serving Size:

1 (6-oz.) fillet

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 14.7gSaturated Fat: 2.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 113.9mgSodium: 386.7mgCarbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 6.1gProtein: 43.6g

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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