Cedar Plank Salmon

6 people
Prep Time:
00h 00
Cook Time:
00h 30

Not much is needed to make this recipe tasty! A wonderful mix of rosemary, lemon and honey helps to bring out the natural smokiness of the salmon while using a cedar plank.

Credit: This inspiring recipe is brought to you by Bill Jones. You can view this recipe on the Epicurious website.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mild honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • cedar plank


  1. Soak cedar grilling plank in water to cover 2 hours, keeping it immersed.
  2. Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (medium-high heat for gas); see Grilling Procedure . Open vents on bottom and lid of charcoal grill.
  3. Stir together mustard, honey, rosemary, zest, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Spread mixture on flesh side of salmon and let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
  4. Put salmon on plank, skin side down (if salmon is too wide for plank, fold in thinner side to fit). Grill, covered with lid, until salmon is just cooked through and edges are browned, 13 to 15 minutes. Let salmon stand on plank 5 minutes before serving.
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