Cedar Grilled Salmon


Saturday nights here in the Chef on the Side household are typically reserved for going out to eat, but since we went out last night, and we are going to be on vacation next weekend, my husband and I decided to stay in and cook for ourselves. We really love salmon and eat it about once or twice a week really because it’s so inexpensive and there are so many ways to cook it. (You’ll start seeing more of my salmon recipes on here as the summer carries on.) This method of cooking salmon is my husband’s favorite, I think it’s due to the fact that he gets to grill it, but maybe it’s the flavor those cedar planks put off. If you’ve never cooked anything on a cedar plank, you’ve really been missing out on the incredible smokey flavor that it adds to fish and pork. He also puts this spice rub on the salmon and drizzles honey over it before they hit the grill. The combination of all of these flavors are almost indescribable because they are so delicious. A few simple spices and a seemingly easy method of cooking will make you feel like you’ve just gone to a four-star bistro for dinner. My favorite part of this meal is the price tag. I serve it with some broccoli and rice which cost about $2.50, and the salmon filets cost me a grand total of $7.75. So for about $10 you have a fabulous meal for two, that would easily have cost you $20 per PERSON anywhere else. Let me know if you end up trying this, I’m curious to know what you think!!

Cedar Grilled Salmon


Rub Recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 – 6 ounce salmon filets
  • Honey, to drizzle on salmon
  • 1 Cedar plank, soaked


Soak cedar plank in water for at least 1 hour prior to grilling. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl, then rub over salmon filets. Drizzle honey over filets. Place salmon, skin side down, on cedar plank, then place on grill that has been preheated to medium heat. Grill for about 20 minutes or until fish easily flakes with a fork.


This has quickly become one of my favorite salmon recipes and I hope it becomes one of yours! Have a good weekend everyone! I’m off to give my Netflix a workout!


One thought on “Cedar Grilled Salmon

  1. Pingback: Five Fantastic Fish Recipes - Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday~Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s