• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 4

Lemon Plank-Smoked Salmon

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 cedar plank (16 X 7) (these are the planks I used)
  • 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 lemons, halved


Prepare the cedar plank by soaking in water for at least 1 hour. I usually fill my kitchen sink with enough water to cover the plank and use full water bottles or canned goods as weights to keep the plank underwater.
While the plank is soaking, combine the brown sugar, garlic salt, onion powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper. Rub over one side of the salmon fillets.
Preheat the grill on high heat. Place the soaked plank on the grill until it begins to smolder and crackle, about 3 minutes. The plank will turn black. Flip the plank over and arrange the salmon fillets (rub side up) on the plank along with the lemon halves, cut side down.
Cook, covered, until salmon flakes easily (the lemons will also become really soft), 8-10 minutes. If plank catches on fire, spritz it lightly with water until the flame is gone.
Squeeze lemons over salmon and serve immediately.

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