Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 4

The smoky Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon stands up nicely to the spicy sweetness of the tropical Mango Kiwi Salsa. Prepare the Mango Kiwi Salsa before the Salmon so the flavors have time to meld.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak plank in water for 25 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Combine mango and next 5 ingredients (through chile). Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

Step 4

Sprinkle salmon with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place plank on grill rack; grill 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Turn plank over; place fish on charred side. Cover; grill 8 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Place each fillet on a plate; top each with 1/3 cup mango salsa.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

karenfar's Review

October 28, 2014
Good and pretty easy to make. It makes a lot of salsa. I used a jalapeno because whole foods didn't have serrano and the salsa was not very spicy.

Beckyw66's Review

September 19, 2014
First time cedar planking. Excellent recipe and will def. make again. Did not have kiwi, but the rest of ingred were great with the salmon and let the salmon shine?

daneanp's Review

September 04, 2014
This is good. We have a Traeger pellet grill, so I didn't bother with the cedar plank, just used cedar pellets. Unfortunately, the market was out of quality mango, so I substituted some nice peaches instead. I only used half of the pepper as DD doesn't want it too hot. Still good. Family seemed to enjoy it. Very simple to prepare - nice for a work night dinner.

Ervins93's Review

May 20, 2013
Very easy to prepare. It was not as flavorful as some other salmon recipes that have more of a glaze or sauce. The cedar plank infusion worked well with the fruit flavor. I didnt have peppers, but added 2teaspoons of haberano hot sauce to fruit mix to give it a little kick. Its a keeper for summer.

jact9799's Review

July 22, 2012
In one word, Outstanding! The cedar plank added such a nice flavor. I did not have a serrano pepper so used the jalapeño on hand. Also added cubed watermelon to the salsa. My son who refuses to eat any seafood tried it and ate an entire serving. This is a winner! Will serve again soon.

ktleyed's Review

July 15, 2012
This was delicious and the fruit salsa was great too. I made it just as the recipe stated. I love planked salmon any way and appreciate another great recipe. Will make again!

KarinF's Review

July 14, 2012
I had a frozen piece of wild salmon with skin so I couldn't plank my fish. I just grilled it up and used the salsa. I agree with the previous reviewer who thought it needed a bit more heat. I added another half of Serrano and didn't bother to remove the seeds of that one. In fact, I sliced across the pepper and put the pepper rings across the salsa to make it look a tad more dangerous. But this is a visually beautiful salsa and I think it would work well with any fish. I still have some leftovers of both fish and salsa so I think some tacos with both will be in order!

culinaryclique's Review

July 09, 2012
This was really yummy. Loved the way the salmon tasted. I am allergic to kiwi so I subbed in peaches which are out of this world this year and in season. It was so good!

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

July 06, 2012
Meh. This isn't as good as other Salmon CL recipes we've made before, or for that matter other tropical/spicy salsas. The serrano wasn't enough heat to cut all the sweetness--we think this needs habanero. I loved trying out the cedar plank, hadn't done that before, and it made the grill super easy to clean. But I won't be using my other cedar plank to make this recipe again. Sorry CL, I still love you.

kblurton's Review

June 21, 2012