Garlic Butter Cedar Planked Salmon

The other day, my wife had to work late, and my son went to a friend’s house to work on a school project…so I found myself cooking for 1. Since I’m the only person in the house who enjoy’s Salmon, I decided to treat myself! After picking my protein, I broke out the cedar plank and soaked it so that my fish would take on the subtle smokiness of the cedar wood as it grilled. From there, a little salt, pepper, and melted butter with freshly minced garlic were all the fish needed to build a simple yet decadent flavour.

I served my fish over a Garlic Tomato Rice and alongside Grilled Asparagus!

Time: 20 Minutes


  • Salmon Fillet
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Clove of Garlic


  • Soak your cedar plank.
  • Pat your salmon fillet dry, and give the flesh side a quick salt and pepper sprinkle. Then, place your fish atop the plank.
  • Heat your grill to medium temperature, and then place your fish (and plank) on the grill.
  • As your salmon begins to cook, grate a clove of garlic with a microplane grater (alternatively, you can also press it with a garlic press if you have one). Then, melt your butter, and combine it with your garlic.
  • Brush your garlic butter atop your salmon, and continue cooking until your fish reaches a minimum internal cooked temperature of 145 degrees F and becomes flaky.
  • Plate, devour, and enjoy!

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