Cedar Planked Salmon with Dill Sauce Cedar Planked Salmon with Dill Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 6 servings


  • 2 salmon fillets (about 1lb/500 g total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
Dill Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or 1/2 tsp/2 mL dried dillweed)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced green onions


Pinch each salt and pepper Soak two 12- x 7-inch (30 x 18 cm) untreated cedar planks in water for at least 30 minutes or for up to 24 hours. Place 3 salmon fillets on top of each plank.

In small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon rind and juice, chives, mustard, salt and pepper; brush some over salmon.

Place planks on grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, brushing with remaining lemon mixture for about 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.

Dill Sauce:
Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine sour cream, cucumber, dill, chives, salt and pepper. Serve planks on platter with dill sauce.

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Cedar Planked Salmon with Dill Sauce