Grillers, fish, wood, fire – yes! All the ingredients for a Sunday afternoon barbecue feat! Grilling enthusiasts are easy to please when it comes to what’s on the grill as long as we have quality ingredients.  Give us a fire, and we will thoroughly enjoy cooking and devouring whatever we can roast over the flame. Try Cedar-Plank Salmon - a wonderfully simple and natural way to celebrate the grill and enjoy great food on a relaxing afternoon.

We begin with fresh salmon fillets with the skin on and a cedar plank soaked in water for 20 minutes. By cooking the salmon fillet on the cedar plank, all that natural and smoky flavor will be infused into the salmon. We add a sweet and fragrant note with a glaze of brown sugar, oil, thyme, and cayenne pepper brushed over the fillet just before placing it on the grill.  Super easy and beautiful, this dish is a recipe for success and especially suited using our hybrid Muscle Grill. Whether you want to prep the fire with charcoal, hardwood, gas, or all three, the Muscle Grill can do it all. So, fire up the grill, grab a refreshing drink and get ready for a lazy afternoon.

Serves 4

Cedar-Plank Salmon Ingredients

  • 1 2-pound salmon fillet, skin on
  • 1 cedar plank, soaked in water 20 minutes
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cedar-Plank Salmon Directions

  1. Preheat a gas grill to high; adjust to medium-low after 15 minutes. (If cooking over charcoal, allow the coals to burn until they are covered with white ash.)
  2. Place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, oil, thyme, and cayenne in a bowl. Brush over the salmon.
  4. Place the planked salmon on the grilling grate and cook, with the grill covered, until mostly cooked through but still slightly pink in the middle, about 40 minutes.

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April 26, 2021 — Jason Klein