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Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

The Smoke Freaks are the official BBQ Pro Shop Factory Team, who have developed a knack for cooking salmon after catching 300 lbs. of king salmon on their honeymoon many years ago. This recipe for cedar planked salmon is a simple as it gets. The Freaks started with a medium coat of Fire & Smoke Shiitake Steak Rub , now available at BBQ Pro Shop. This rub contains high-quality black pepper and sea salt. The added dried shavings of shiitake mushrooms help to form a beautiful crust and impart a lovely smoked flavor for a delicious twist on this healthy classic.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes


1 skin-on salmon filet, about 1-1.5 lbs

1 cedar plank

Fire & Smoke Shiitake Steak Rub


  1. Preheat smoker or indirect grill to 425 degrees F.
  2. Soak cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes, longer if you have time.
  3. Trim salmon as required or needed.
  4. Apply seasoning to top of filet (skin-side down) and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove cedar plank from water and wipe off excess water.
  6. Place salmon on plank skin-side down and set in cooker for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from cooker at your desired level of doneness (135 degrees F) and serve immediately.
  8. Freak ON!

Factory Team Tip: The cedar plank helps to gently steam the salmon while pulling in delicate flavors from the wood. It also slows down the cooking time — so count on about twice as much time as grilling indirect without a plank. We like to take the Cedar Planked Salmon to about 135 degrees F, but it can be cooked to your desired level of doneness.

Cedar Planked Salmon

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