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Cedar Plank Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce and Fresh Lemon
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Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe with Creamy Dill Sauce

A summer staple, learn how to make cedar plank salmon with creamy dill sauce on the grill. Top with fresh slices of lemon and serve with your favorite grilled vegetables.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Soaking2 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cedar plank salmon, cedar plank salmon recipe, cedar plank salmon grill, how to grill salmon on a cedar plank
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 2 cedar planks
  • 2 6 ounces salmon fillets bones and skin removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove grated or chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 whole lemon zested and juiced
  • Small bunch of fresh dill chopped + extra sprigs for garnish
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  • Soak cedar planks in water for at least 2 hours. This will prevent any burning of the wood.
  • To make the sauce, add together the sour cream, yogurt, garlic, Dijon, lemon zest and juice, dill and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and adjust seasoning.
  • When planks are done soaking, place salmon filets on top, skin side down and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reserve about 1/2 cup of yogurt sauce and spoon the rest  of the sauce over salmon. Top with additional lemon slices and extra fresh dill.
  • Place planked salmon on heated grill over medium heat and cook for about 10-12 minutes, depending how thick salmon is. The edges of the planks will slightly char and salmon should be tender in the middle.


To cook planked salmon in the oven: Place planks on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes.