Healthy Summer BBQ Recipes: Cedar Plank Salmon

June 20 is officially the start of summer. Weekends with family and friends on the beach. Family vacations. Days by the pool. Enjoying good food and great times.

So make this summer your healthiest yet with our delicious, healthy summer barbecue recipes.

We've put together some amazing dishes that everyone in your family can enjoy. We will be posting these recipes throughout the next four weeks so make sure to check back in next week.

Today, we want to share with you a salmon dish cooked on a cedar plank.

If you haven’t tried cooking on a cedar plank yet, you’re missing a treat. This cedar plank salmon recipe is easy and delicious.

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh basil
4-5 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
1 (2 pound) Salmon fillet


Soak the cedar plank in water for about an hour on each side and oil the grill while cedar plank soaks.

Mix olive oil, basil and garlic in a small bowl and spread on the salmon. If the salmon has skin on 1 side, omit olive oil on that side.

Add a little pepper on both sides.

When coals are red hot, but not flaming, place salmon on the plank and place the plank on the grill.

Close the lid and cook for about 10 minutes. Check in 5 minutes or so and cook until salmon flakes, but still moist inside. Turn the salmon once to make sure both sides cook properly.

Check the cedar plank periodically to make sure it’s not burning. Reposition it if it appears to be burning.

Serves 4 – 8 oz. portions or 8 – 4oz. portions.

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