How To Make Traeger Cedar Plank Salmon

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Cedar plank cooking is such a great way to add aromatic flavors to everyday cooking.  In this recipe we start with some wild caught Alaskan Salmon, then add some oil, Rub-A-Dub and Fishy Fishy.  Next, we grill it on the Traeger and add wood fired fun to that cedar aroma.

Traeger Cedar Plank Salmon

Watch as Ace's Grilling Expert, Chef Jason, shows you how to perfect Traeger Cedar Plank Salmon

Yield: 2 People

Prep time: 10 Minute Prep

Total time: 20 Minutes Cook Time

Cook Temp: 450˚ F

2022 Ace Recipe - Traeger - Cedar Plank Salmon


Measure   Ingredient                                                           Prep Notes      
2 ea              Salmon, Filets, 8 oz wt                                  Skinned and trimmed
1 Tbsp          Oil, Olive
Taste            Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                             
Taste            Fishy Fishy Rub, 5280 Culinary
1 ea              Cedar Plank, Western Brand                        Soaked in water for 2-3 hours             

Prep Directions:

  • Soak Cedar Planks in warm water for 30 Minutes prior to grilling
  • FISH Selection – Check with your local grocery store or fish market
    • Salmon
    • Free from bloodline
    • Skinless
    • 8oz thick steak cut
    • FRESH, Not frozen or previously frozen

Cooking Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
Place bottom grill grate into the LOWER position (if you have an Ironwood)
Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 450˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite
While Traeger is heating up:
Lightly Oil the Salmon Filet on both sides
Season both sides of the Salmon with Rub-A-Dub and Fishy Fishy
Allow to sit at room temp while the grill heats to temp
Remove planks from the water and place on the counter
Place the seasoned salmon on the plank and place plank into the Traeger
Cook the salmon to the desired doneness
I recommend cooking Salmon to a temp of 145˚ F, this will be opaque in color and firm
Using tongs, remove salmon when desired doneness is reached
Garnish with
Salted Butter and Lemon Juice

Products Used:

Published on 2/1/2022.
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