Aug 5, 2010

Brown Sugar Salmon on a Cedar Plank

I bought a set of cedar grilling planks at the end of the summer clearance last year at my grocery local store – Wegmans.  They have been sitting in my garage since last year – and I finally decided that it was time to try them out!   And I am so glad I did – I wasn’t quite sure what to expect flavor-wise.   But there really was a woodsy flavor imparted into the salmon, and along with the black pepper/brown sugar coating – these were delicious.   Cooking fish can really be tricky – you want it done just to the right temperature – if its overdone, its really chewy and not too appetizing, and if its underdone – you are eating raw fish.   So I always use my themapen when cooking fish (and really – I use it all time with tons of dishes) but it is really important to get the right temperature.   And using the cedar plank cooked the fish slow enough that I was able to get these cooked absolutely perfectly.  YUM! 


  • 1 cedar plank – soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper


1.  Preheat grill on High. Combine brown sugar and cracked pepper together in small bowl; mix well.

2. Arrange salmon on plank; rub brown sugar mixture evenly over fillets.

3. Place plank with salmon on grill; close cover. Reduce heat to medium; cook salmon 12-15 min, until internal temp reaches 130 degrees.  Remove from grill; let rest at least 2 min.

Source: Wegmans

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1 comment:

  1. very nicely done! the cedar must have imparted such a nice flavor to the salmon! Don't you just love wegmans!