Smoke ‘Em Out!

Now that is one of my favorite Bush-isms. OK, I like his references to the Internets too. And his definition of Sovreign… I could just keep going on and on. Sorry Bush fans… or should I say fan? HA! Anyway… sorry if I offend anyone, but it really was a good title for my cedar smoked salmon. I smoked ’em out all right, but this was in my grill.

I’ve been wanting to make cedar plank salmon ever since I had it at a restaurant a few years ago. I saw cedar grilling planks for sale at my local Publix, and first cringed at the price… $9 for two planks. Sheesh, its just wood. A bit pricey, but when I saw that you could use them a few times, I threw my frugal caution to the wind and bought them. Boy was I glad I did! This made such a fantastic dinner, and I did basically NO work for it, as I used my basic orange juice glaze. That is a total win-win situation for me.

Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

1 cedar plank
1/4 c orange juice
1 tbsp honey
2 salmon filets

1. Soak planks for at least an hour, preferably longer. Preheat grill and place the plank inside the grill, rough side down. Let heat for about 10 minutes until smoking.

2. Simmer the orange juice and honey in a small sauce pan, just until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes, and let cool down. Or, you can microwave it in a ramekin for 1-2 minutes (if you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to dirty a pan)

3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides. Brush both sides with glaze and place on the cedar plank. Grill until cooked, 10-15 minutes. No need to flip the fish.

Makes 2 Servings


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  • Mom Quixote 10 YEARS AGO

    LOL Internets. As to the salmon, beautiful as usual Candance. I always find salmon a bit too cloying, but in small portions, delish!

  • peabody 10 YEARS AGO

    I need to break down and make salmon that way…looks wonderful. And like you said…less work. Sounds good to me.

  • Deborah 10 YEARS AGO

    I, too, have cringed at the price of the wood, and that’s why I’ve never bought them. But you’ve just inspired me!

  • Curt 10 YEARS AGO

    One way to get the boards cheaper are to go to Home Depot, Lowes, etc and get a 1X10 cedar board, cut into 12-15″ sections. They’re much cheaper than buying the special boards and do at least as well.

  • Candace 10 YEARS AGO

    Thanks for the advice Curt! I’ll definitely do that next time I smoke em out!

  • Jescel 10 YEARS AGO

    Candace, it was nice to meet you and Stephan in person the other day… as for your food, mouthwatering as usual. Love salmon too.. which reminds me, i got one cedar plank left. they are not cheap at all!

  • Joy 10 YEARS AGO

    Wow! This looks so delicious! And so simple! I must admit, I have been a little reluctant to buy thecedar plansk in the store too. I can never justify paying so much for wood. But now… now I’ll have to try. You dinner just looks too good! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dana McCauley 10 YEARS AGO

    I love those cedar planks! Besides fish, I use them for making baked brie, goat cheese, etc.. Very yum!

  • Kim 10 YEARS AGO

    I’ve bought these for my dad before and he loved them. Thanks for reminding me to get some. The salmon looks delicous.

  • Patricia Scarpin 10 YEARS AGO

    Salmon can be really bland but not this one! And I love how you served and plated it. YUM!

  • Megan Ahearn 10 YEARS AGO

    This looks simple and awesome. Boy do I miss Publix. And you too!

  • Pam Arendall-Arnais 10 YEARS AGO

    $9 for multi use isn’t bad at all. William Sonoma has a set of 4 for $14.95 but they are only single use. Looks yummy! My fish always sticks to the planks and then falls apart. Any non-stick tips?

  • Suzana 10 YEARS AGO

    It’s dinner time here, and I want to eat the screen – that salmon looks so good! I don’t think I can get the cedar wood around here but it must be very nice.

  • Chuck 10 YEARS AGO

    Man, the Bush fans are going to go nucular on you! Ha!

    The caramelization on the salmon looks amazing. I love the picture with the flame on the plank.

  • farida 10 YEARS AGO

    This looks amazingly mouth-watering:) I should get the grill going:)

  • Jj 10 YEARS AGO

    Great job on the salmon, looks very good!

  • Aran 10 YEARS AGO

    hmmm… i love cedar plank smoked salmon… seems perfect for this time of year. and i thought the bush reference was hilarious!

  • Sorina 10 YEARS AGO

    I’ve never tried this dish before, sounds really good

  • Caleb 10 YEARS AGO

    Damn! I swear I can smell it through my monitor!

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  • wow great pictures! the filling sounds really interesting.. I have lots of leftover egg whites that I've been wanting to use up...I'm definitely making them! thanks for the recipe : )
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