Cedar Planked Grilled Salmon with Dijon Garlic Sauce

I just love this time of year (minus the heat).  What I mean by this time of year is --Grilling Season.  The food is just so, so much better.  It is also so easy to cook a delicious meal without heating up the kitchen to 1,000 degrees.  This salmon recipe is so, so easy and really flavorful.  Now truth be told I'm a little weird about salmon-I don't like fishy at all.  I love fish, but just not fishy and sometimes salmon is fishy.  I started making this garlic, dijon sauce and low and behold, no more fishy. I love it.

One of the crucial components of this recipe is using a cedar plank.  It gives the fish just the right amount of smokiness.  Also, grilling the lemons gives the salmon just the right amont of sweetness. I served this salmon with grilled broccolini with Parmesan, Artichoke Cakes with Remoulade, and paired the meal with a delicious, crisp Chardonnay.

Yield: 6

Cedar Planked Grilled Dijon Garlic Salmon

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins


  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 pounds Wild Caught  Salmon - I like Alaskan
  • 2 large lemons, cut in half
  • cedar plank, soaked in water for 2-4 hours


  1. In a small bowl combine the Dijon mustard, garlic, and horseradish. Stir to combine.
  2. Season the sauce with salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  3. Spread the sauce over the salmon and place in the refrigerator.  Allow the salmon to sit for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
  5. Place the salmon on the cedar plank and place on the grill.  Grill for approximately 15 minutes until done.
  6. Place the lemons cut side down on the grill and grill for approximately 3 minutes.
  7. Allow salmon to sit for a few minutes once you take off the grill. Squeeze grilled lemons over salmon before serving.




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