Cedar Plank Salmon

Ok, GIRLS-this is the MOST delicious way I have tried salmon YET! We eat a bunch of salmon in our diet. It is very, VERY healthy-giving us those rich OMEGA 3’s our bodies need. My girls (and Big A) do really love this fish and I bet if you serve it to your family this way-they will love it, too! I know a lot of people do not like salmon because they feel it is too fishy. IF your salmon is fishy then you have NOT gotten a good piece of salmon (or ANY fish for that matter)………

YUMMMMMMMMM. This is so easy-SO easy. You can NOT mess this up (unless you OVER BAKE IT)-I promise-if you follow the simple steps:

Use a 2 gallon freezer bag and a cedar plank and 1 to 2 pounds FROZEN salmon fillets-skin on (boneless)

Items for Cedar Plank Salmon

You can purchase cedar planks here



Frozen Salmon on Cedar Plank in bag



Place cedar plank(s) and salmon fillets in bag.






Now, you can add the delicious, smoky rub I have created. If you do not feel like making your own rub, then purchase a similar one. I love to use products from Wildtree. I have referenced their site before. Here’s a great one http://www.mywildtree.com/PWS/AngiePryor/store/AM/product/RODEO-RUB,1401.aspx 

The rub I make is 1/2 TBSP red pepper, 1 TBSP smoked paprika, 1 TBSP onion powder, 1/2       TBSP cinnamon, 1 TBSP sea salt, and 1/2 TBSP black pepper Cedar Plank Salmon spice blend




Rub or sprinkle your mix (about 2 TBSP’s per piece) on each oCedar Plank salmon with spicesf your pieces of salmon.











At this point, you will want to add about 2 TBSP water to the bag. Whatever way you cook this (grill or over), you will want to make sure the plank does not catch fire!Adding water to cedar plank salmon








Seal up your bag. You can let it marinate in your fridge for a day OR you can put in the freezer (as shown). As I have mentioned, freezing and thawing meat can make for a really delicious, tender piece of meat. If you are working with previously frozen salmon, you will want to make sure it does not thaw during the prepping process if you desire to use at a later date.Cedar Plank salmon in freezer




Look how beautiful those salmon fillets look! Wait until you cook them for your family!!!!!!



Finished Cedar Plank Salmon

Once you are ready to cook/grill, make sure you thaw in your fridge for at least 24 hours. I always make sure the bag is either double bagged or resting on a rimmed cookie sheet to prevent leakage.

Heat your grill to medium high or your oven to 375 degrees. Grill or bake for 12-18 minutes. If you bake, put your plank on a rimmed baking dish and add about a half cup of water to the pan. If you grill, keep a squirt bottle of water handy as you will want to keep any flare-ups of your grill from burning up your cedar plank. The fun part of serving this fish is that your clean-up is minimum. Just keep the freezer bag and toss the used cedar plank in there and throw the whole thing away!



Now-for the best part! EAT this salmon with a wonderful Caesar salad, rice, and some delicious red wine. Your family will think you are a genius! Bon Appetit!!!!

Plated Cedar Plank Salmon