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Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe with Sweet Potatoes & Roasted Garlic

This adventurous dish uses a cedar plank as a secret weapon to bring a unique flavor to your dining experience.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • Kingsford® Signature Flavors Hardwood Pellets – Garlic Onion Paprika
  • ¾ cup grated sweet potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 skin-on, center-cut salmon fillet (2 to 2½ pound)
  • 8 slices lemon, very thin, ⅛-inch thick

1 Food Prep

Pull out 2’ length of foil, double it into 1’ square, and turn the edges up to form a bowl.

Put your sweet potatoes, garlic cloves and lemon pepper on the foil. Pour the oil, orange juice and soy sauce over the ingredients and close the foil in a tight packet.

Soak your cedar plank for 35 minutes prior to grilling.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend using Kingsford® Signature Flavors Pellets with Garlic, Onion and Paprika for this recipe for a savory, caramelized flavor.

Amount: 1.5 to 2 lb.

Temp: 350°F

3 The Cook

  • Place your foil pouch over indirect heat and cook for 35 minutes.

  • Remove the pouch from the grill, open the foil and let it cool slightly. Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins into a food processor, then add the remaining foil pouch contents. Blend together into a paste.

  • Lay your salmon on the soaked cedar plank, skin side down. Spoon the sweet potato and roasted garlic paste evenly onto the exposed flesh of the salmon. Lay a single layer of lemon slices on top.

  • Place a temperature probe into the thickest part of your salmon then place the cedar plank in the center of the grill over and close the lid. Cook until the fish is flaky and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. This should take about 25 minutes.

  • Remove the cedar plank from the grill and let your salmon rest on the plank for 3 minutes before serving.

Recipe created by World Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

9 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moist Really good salmon recipe. Moist and tasty. Worth making
Date published: 2023-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cedar Plank Encartoche Salmon & Sweet Potatoes Delicious & nutritious and low in calories providing excellent combinations of healthy deliciousness.
Date published: 2023-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New way to grill fish! Having given up eating meat for health reasons, I am trying to find new ways to cook fish! The cedar plank and foil packs are a fun way to grill!
Date published: 2023-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from salmon nothing better than a good thick plank cooked salmon
Date published: 2023-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This recipe is amazing. I don't care much for salmon, but served this way, it was phenomenal. Will definitely keep this recipe in my rotation.
Date published: 2023-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best Salmon I've made! I love salmon and this recipe took my favorite fish dish to a whole other level!
Date published: 2023-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Salmon Ever I love salmon prepared on the grill. This cedar plank is fantastic. The recipe is healthy and flavorful.
Date published: 2023-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cedar Plank Salmon and cedar planks are the best i love this recipe
Date published: 2023-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cedar plank salmon We have been making Cedar plank salmon and horseradish potato salad from your 2007 cookbook! Regular rotation! Big hit with company too. We even do camping!
Date published: 2023-05-26
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