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Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon

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Cooking salmon on the cedar plank has by far become my favorite way to prepare it. Making this oven baked cedar plank salmon changes your dinner game. You get that perfect smoke flavor from the cedar plank and everything comes out moist, delicious and seasoned well. Did I also mention it’s a 30 minute meal? Well, it is! 

The plank helps it stay moist and tender.

Keeping it simple with the Cedar Plank

Using four simple ingredients along with the cedar plank will make a delicious salmon dinner. This dish doesn’t involve any overthinking or complicated steps. We get straight to the point and it comes out perfect every time.

Why use a Cedar Plank

  • Infuses the salmon with a cedar smokey flavor.
  • Pairs great with seafood and vegetables.
  • Provides an even cooking temperature with less hot spots.
  • Keeps the fish moist because of the steaming property by using the cedar plank.

What you’ll need

  • Cedar plank; medium/ large, can be found by the meat and produce department.
  • Salmon filets; either sliced or kept as one whole filet.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon and dill for garnish (optional)
The perfect bite!

How to make oven baked salmon

  1. I start by soaking your cedar plank in water for 15 minutes each side.
  2. Heat your oven to 400° F.
  3. Once your planks have been soaked, place your salmon onto the plank skin side down.
  4. Pat your salmon dry with a paper towel.
  5. To the salmon add olive oil, brown sugar, salt, pepper and top with garlic.
  6. Use your hand to pat the ingredients into the meat of the salmon.
  7. Place your cedar plank directly on the oven rack and bake your salmon for 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Once your salmon is finished, remove from the oven, garnish with fresh chopped dill and a squeeze of lemon.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy! 

Helpful tips

  • Season your salmon liberally.
  • Keep the cedar plank soaking until you are ready to use it.
  • Add lemon slices, while baking for add flavor.
  • Save your cedar plank. It can be washed and reused up to 3 times depending on its condition.
Prep your ingredients.
1. Drizzle Olive Oil on salmon.
2. Add brown sugar, salt, pepper and garlic.
4. Pat your seasoning into the meat.
5. Bake at 400F for 20-25 min.
6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Frequently asked questions

Can you reuse a cedar plank?

Yes, you can reuse a cedar plank up to two to three times depending on the state after cooking. If the cedar plank is burnt or cracked, it should not be reused.

What’s the difference in light brown sugar and dark brown sugar?

There is no difference in taste, just a difference in color. Using light brown sugar will leave you with a light color at the end of baking or cooking and dark brown sugar will leave you with a darker finished product. The properties that make them up are exactly the same.

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Salmon on cedar plank getting cut with a fork. Topped with dill and lemon

Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon

Cooking salmon on the cedar plank has by far become my favorite way to prepare it. Making this oven baked cedar plank salmon changes your dinner game. You get that perfect smoke flavor from the cedar plank and everything comes out moist, delicious and seasoned well. Did I also mention it’s a 30 minute meal? Well, it is!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

  • Cedar Plank Large or Medium
  • Oven or Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. Fresh Salmon filet ( skin on) Cut or whole
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Light Brown sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt.
  • 2 tsp. Cracked Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • I start by soaking your cedar plank in water for 15 minutes each side.
  • Heat your oven to 400° F.
  • Once your planks have been soaked, place your salmon onto the plank skin side down.
  • Pat your salmon dry with a paper towel.
  • To the salmon add olive oil, brown sugar, salt, pepper and top with garlic.
  • Use your hand to pat the ingredients into the meat of the salmon.
  • Place your cedar plank directly on the oven rack and bake your salmon for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Once your salmon is finished, remove from the oven, garnish with fresh chopped dill and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Season your salmon liberally.
Keep the cedar plank soaking until you are ready to use it.
Add lemon slices, while baking to add flavor.
Save your cedar plank. It can be washed and reused up to 3 times.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 0.01gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1914mgPotassium: 16mgSugar: 12gCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Meat, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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By on August 13th, 2022

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