grilled plank salmon

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Aioli

Grill a little healthier with a cedar-plank salmon served with homemade aioli sauce and your choice of vegetables (grilled of course).

Fish is a delicate meat. When grilling it, you can often destroy the fish prying it off the hot grates. This is where cooking fish on a grill griddle is a great option to keeping your fish in one piece. But it’s not the only option to grill fish. We like a nice cedar-plank salmon.

Grilled cedar-plank fish is a great way to add a smoky char flavor to your fish. Cedar-plank salmon is probably one of our favorite fish to grill on a plank, but you can substitute with tuna, cod, whitefish, bluefish and just about any other fish.

Once your fish is ready to eat, make sure to serve it with fresh grilled asparagus, green beans or broccoli.


  • Aioli
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, grated (or 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Fish
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Soak the cedar planks in warm water for one to two hours.
  • Combine the aioli ingredients and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Cover and set aside.
  • Prepare the fish. Combine olive oil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. Spread on the fish.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  • Remove the planks from the water and pat dry. Char one side of the plank for two minutes.
  • Flip the plank over and add the fish.
  • Close the grill lid and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until fish flakes with a fork.
  • Serve with the aioli on the side.

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