Cedar Plank Salmon

Baked on a cedar plank, this native recipe is steeped in flavor and aroma (especially when barbecuing). The plank should be slightly larger than the fillet.



  • salmon fillet, about 1-1/2 lbs.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Marinate the salmon in the ingredients while soaking the weighted plank in water for two hours. Place the salmon directly onto the plank and onto the grill. Close the barbecue and cook for 20 minutes on medium high.