Cedar Baked Salmon Assembly Instructions

Cedar Baked Salmon Assembly Instructions

Sara ReillyMarch 11, 2022

Friday Funday, March 11, 2022


Cedar plank wild Alaskan coho salmon with a Walla Walla sweet onion piccalilli. Served with a fresh green salad and a wild mushroom risotto. 


  • 1 or 2 cedar plank(s)
  • 1 container salmon
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 container piccalilli
  • 1 container salad
  • 1 pear
  • 1 bag hazelnuts
  • 1 container dressing
  • 1 pan risotto


  • Salmon can be grilled or baked, either way soak the plank(s) in water for a minimum of one hour but preferably two. Salt and pepper salmon as desired.
    1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the plank(s) on the grate. The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little. Place the salmon fillets onto the planks. Cover and grill for about 20 minutes. Fish is done when 145 degrees and you can flake it with a fork. Keep a spray bottle of water handy for this method to douse flames if necessary.
    2. Preheat oven to 450, place plank in oven for 5 minutes once up to temp. place salmon on the plank(s) and bake for 12-18 minutes or until 145 degrees and you can flake it with a fork.
    • Slice or wedge lemon.
    • Risotto is al dente and can be finished cooking several ways. With any of these methods you need to add water or broth, around a half cup for 2 person kits and around a cup for 4 person kits:
        1. In a sauce pan on the stovetop over medium low heat stirring often and gradually adding the additional liquid.
        2. It can be heated in the oven, add liquid then recover. Put it in at the same time as the the cedar plank. Stir halfway through.
        3. In a covered microwave safe dish, stirring every 60 seconds until 165 degrees. Add a couple tablespoons of liquid before heating and adding more each time you stir.    
    • Slice or dice pear.
    • Drizzle or toss as much dressing as desired with salad, pear and nuts.


    • Divide salmon and risotto onto dinner plates. Garnish salmon with lemon and piccalilli as desired. Serve salad in separate plates or bowls.
    • Serve salad on separate plates or in bowls.