Cedar-Planked Smoked Salmon

Salmon is one of the most popular fish around, and for good reason. It's high fat content, mild flavor and tender texture makes for an incredibly rich and decadent meal thats not only easy to cook, but very forgiving. There's about a million ways to prepare it, but smoking over cedar planks ranks as one of the most popular.

Prep Time: <5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Suggested Drink Pairing: Full-bodied white wine, such as Chardonnay or Viognier


- Salmon Filets (prefer wild caught)

- Lemon

- Garlic/Herb based rub

- Olive oil

- Honey

- Required: cedar planks (presoak for 30 minutes)


1. Prepare a medium-heat charcoal fire (275 degrees). Add some chunks or wood chips of your favorite fruit-based smoking wood. We prefer peach or apple, which compliments the cedar.