Cedar Grilled Salmon

Cedar Grilled Salmon

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

December 28, 2016

What's one way to spice up a nice salmon dinner? By using a cedar plank of course! This delicious Cedar Grilled Salmon recipe infuses the salmon with the taste of the forests, providing a meal similar to how the native tribes of the Pacific Northwest used to cook salmon!

Cedar Grilled Salmon

In order to make this recipe, you will want to plan ahead so that the cedar plank has time to soak. Soak the plank in water for at least 1-2 hours before cooking. You may also add seasonings and spices to the water to add extra flavor to the wood.

Place the cedar plank on the grill for 10 minutes before adding the food. Prepare your salmon filet (make sure it is wild caught salmon!) by adding the spices and lemon on top. Lay the prepared salmon filet on the cedar plank and start to grill.

Cedar Grilled Salmon

After 15 minutes of being on the grill, the Cedar Grilled Salmon should be completely cooked! This meal is great to combine with the Paleo Roasted Asparagus recipe.

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Cedar Grilled Salmon

Cedar Grilled Salmon

Add the hint of cedar to your salmon for tonight's dinner. This Cedar Grilled Salmon brings a hint of indigenous cooking that is found in the Pacific Northwest
Print Recipe
CourseMain Dish, Seafood
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings2 people
AuthorBryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS



  • Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat grill to 400°.
  • Place cedar plank on grill for 10 minutes to preheat the wood.
  • As the cedar plank is preheating, start to prepare the salmon fillet. You will be cooking with the skin-side down. Squeeze one slice of lemon over the top of the salmon.
  • Add the salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic powder to the salmon.
  • Lay the other 2 slices of lemon on the top of the salmon.
  • Flip the cedar plank so the top is now the bottom piece closest to the flames of the grill.
  • Set the prepared salmon fillet, skin-side down, onto the cedar plank.
  • Keep the lid closed on the grill. The salmon should be fully cooked in about 15 minutes.
  • Once fully cooked, combine it with a nice side dish such as roasted asparagus and enjoy!


Macronutrient Ratios:
This recipe goes really well with Paleo Roasted Asparagus as a side dish!

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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