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.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: cedar plank salmon, cedar plank salmon recipe, cedar plank salmon grill, how to grill salmon on a cedar plank
Author: Samantha Ferraro
2 cedar planks
26 ouncessalmon filletsbones and skin removed
salt and pepperto taste
1/2 cupplain yogurt
1garlic clovegrated or chopped finely
1wholelemonzested and juiced
Small bunch of fresh dillchopped + extra sprigs for garnish
Lemon slicesfor 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.