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Simple Cedar Plank Salmon
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5 from 3 votes

Cedar Plank Salmon

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 [8x12] Cedar Plank
  • 1 [1.5 to 2 lb] filet of Salmon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • lemon wedges, for serving


  • Presoak the cedar plank in water for 1-2 hours.
  • Coat the salmon with the olive oil and season generously with the Montreal steak seasoning (or seasoning of your choice! Salt and pepper works just fine).
    Note: do not drizzle the oil while the fish is on top of the cedar plank.
  • Drain the cedar plank. Transfer the seasoning salmon filet to on top of the plank.
  • Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to medium heat, about 350 degrees F.
  • Grill, covered, until the salmon is just cooked through. This will depend on the thickness/type of Salmon you chose.
    With a thin, wild-caught coho salmon filet, it's about 12-15 minutes. For a thicker type of salmon, it will be closer to 20 minutes. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork and is uniformly pink throughout the filet.
  • Carefully remove the cedar plank from the grill. Drizzle with lemon and serve immediately!