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Grilled Cedar-Plank Salmon

Real Simple JULY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Other: 10 Minutes


  • 4 6-ounce pieces salmon fillet
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 seedless cucumber, sliced into thin half-moons
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cedar grilling plank, soaked in water for at least 1 hour


Heat grill to medium. Season the salmon with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; arrange on the plank.

Place the plank on the grill and cook, covered, until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily, 12 to 15 minutes.

In a bowl, combine the cucumber, jalapeño, lemon juice, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve with the salmon.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 332
  • Calories from fat: 43%
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 568mg
  • Cholesterol: 107mg

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Grilled Cedar-Plank Salmon Recipe