How To Make Cedar Plank Salmon On A Big Green Egg

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Today we are combining 2 amazing flavors into 1 cooking process, the Big Green Egg charcoal flavor and that aromatic flavor from the Cedar Planks.  Cedar plank cooking is such a great way to add aromatic flavors to everyday cooking.

How To Make Cedar Plank Salmon On A Big Green Egg

In this recipe we start with some Steelhead, then add to that some oil, lemon, garlic and seasoning.


Print Directions  Cedar Plank Salmon On A Big Green Egg

Yield: 2 People
Prep time: 10 Minute Prep
Total time: 20-30 Minutes Cook Time


Measure           Ingredient                                                       Prep Notes      

2 ea                              Steelhead, Filets, 8 oz wt                                     Skinned and trimmed 1 Tbsp                         Oil, Olive Taste                           Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                            Taste                           Garlic, Fresh, Crushed                             Taste                            Lemon Juice, Fresh          Taste                             Fishy Fishy Rub, 5280 Culinary 1 ea                                Cedar Plank, Western Brand                              Soaked in water for 2-3 hours                Garnish With             Fresh Parsley and Sliced Lemon


  • Soak Cedar Planks in warm water for 2-3 Hours prior to grilling, remove and let rest on a cookie sheet
  • FISH Selection – Check with your local grocery store or fish market
    • Steelhead – Native Trout
    • Or
    • Salmon – King, Coho or Copper River
    • Free from bloodline
    • Skinless
    • 8oz thick steak cut
    • FRESH, Not frozen or previously frozen

Cooking Directions:

  • Load Big Green Egg with Fire Bowl, setup to divide the fire bowl for dual zone cooking
  • Light the Big Green Egg and adjust temperature to 400˚and hold
    • If desired, add 1 medium chunk of Oak wood to the charcoal and let smoke begin to flow
  • Setup the Big Green Egg with EGGspander system
      • Lower cooking grate over charcoal side / direct side
      • Upper cooking grate over the indirect side
  • Mix the Tiki Tiki, Oil, Garlic, Lemon Juice and Fishy Fishy Together
    • Adjust seasoning amounts as needed
  • Bursh both sides of the Steelhead with the seasoning/oil mixture – reserve some for later use
    • Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the rub to soak in
  • Place the soaked plank onto the Big Green Egg over the direct cooing side, close the lid and let cook for 3-5 minutes or your start to smell cedar or hear wood popping/crackling
    • This will toast the first side of the plank, DO NOT BURN
  • Open the lid and flip the plank to the clean side down, toasted side up
  • Lightly brush the toasted side with oil to prevent fish from sticking
    • If using skin on Steelhead, don’t oil the plank, this will allow the skin to stick and make removing it much easier
  • Place the seasoned steelhead on the toasted side of the plank, load the plank onto the direct side of the Big Green Egg
  • Cook over direct heat for 5-6 minutes or until you smell the wood toasting
    • This helps heat the wood, open the cedar aroma up and start the fish off cooking
  • Move the cedar plank to the indirect side of the Big Green Egg
  • Cook the steelhead to the desired doneness, being careful not to burn or ignite the cedar plank
    • Total cook time will vary from 25-35 minutes depending on doneness
    • I recommend cooking Steelhead/Fish to a temp of 145˚, this will be opaque in color and firm
  • Should the plank start to burn or catch on fire, simply spray using a spray bottle filled with water to extinguish any flames
  • When the Steelhead is getting close to your desired doneness (within the last 5 minutes of cooking)
    • Using a silicone brush
    • Baste top of the fish with more of the seasoning/oil mixture
    • Close the lid and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes
    • Remove from the Grill and place onto a platter
  • Garnish with
    • Chopped Italian Parsley
    • Sliced Lemons

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Published: 9/21/2020