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Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon

Contributed by: News Canada

Walk the plank! (NC) - If you're looking for a new grilling idea, walk the plank! Cedar plank grilling infuses food with a delicious smoky flavour. The beauty of this method is it requires little supervision, so you can spend less time at the barbecue and more time with family and friends. Plank-grilled foods are a refreshing change of pace from typical barbecue fare. The result is moist, flavourful and it's so easy to do!

Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon
Prep Time: 10 min., Ready In: 35 min.


  • 1 untreated cedar plank (about 14x7x1 inch)
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Signature Sundried Tomato and Oregano Dressing
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 salmon fillet (2 lb.), 1 inch thick, skin removed


IMMERSE the plank in water, placing a weight on top of the plank to keep it submerged. Soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.

PREHEAT barbecue on medium heat. Mix dressing, parsley and tomatoes; set aside.

BRUSH top of cedar plank with oil; top with salmon. Place on grill; cover grill with lid.

GRILL 10 minutes. Brush with dressing mixture; continue grilling 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.

A Few Plank Basics from the Kraft Kitchens

  • Buy untreated cedar planks at your local grocery, specialty food or hardware store. It should measure about 14x7x1 in.

  • Be sure to purchase untreated planks to avoid chemical contamination of food.

  • You don't have to limit yourself to cedar. Try untreated oak, maple, cherry or apple wood planks for different flavours.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

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