Cedar Plank Salmon


Baked on a cedar plank, this original recipe is steeped in flavour and aroma...a true taste of BC. The cedar plank should be a little longer and wider than the fillet.

1 salmon fillet, about 1 1/2 lbs (750 g)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon or orange, juice and zest
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


Marinate the salmon in remaining ingredients. Meanwhile, soak a piece of untreated cedar plank in cold water for about 2 hours (weighing it with something heavy), then place in a 450F/220C heated oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove the salmon form the marinade and bake on the plank until cooked, allowing about 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish.

To barbeque:

Soak the plank as above. Place salmon on plank. Put the plank directly on the barbeque grill. Close the lid and cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.

Preparation time: 2 hours

Cooking time: 10 minutes (20 minutes to barbeque) depending on thickness of salmon.

Serves 4