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Cedar Plank Grilled Cilantro Lime King Salmon

June 18, 2019

Cedar Plank Grilled Cilantro Lime King Salmon

This Cedar Plank Grilled Cilantro Lime King Salmon recipe is perfectly tender and bursting with flavor. With only a few easy ingredients and a hot grill, this delicious meal will be yours in just 20 minutes!

Let’s talk Salmon, shall we? Rather, let’s talk Sizzlefish King Salmon! Our wild caught Alaska king salmon, also known as Chinook salmon, contains the highest omega-3 levels of all the wild Pacific salmon species. That makes this heart healthy, high protein fish a perfect choice for dinner. Not only is this fish extremely good for you, BUT it’s also a very easy fish to cook. So, let’s talk recipe now…

Have you tried grilling your fish on a plank before? Trust us, you want to try this method of cooking. The plank method of grilling makes it easier to grill your salmon, but it also gives the fish a delicious added smoky flavor. Cooking salmon on a soaked cedar plank helps to gently steam the fillets while cooking them at a high temperature. This keeps the meat nice and tender without scorching it or having it stick to the grill. One super helpful tip to keeping your fish from sticking to the cedar plank or the grill is to oil the skin well and then give it a good coating of salt. This will give the fish a protective layer to keep it from sticking to any cooking surface. Oh, and did we mention this flavor combination?!

WOW is really the best way to describe how the flavor of the lime juice mixes with the fresh cilantro combined with the richness of the salmon….MMMMM, pure deliciousness. We finished this with a light brushing of lime and honey, which worked perfectly as a light dressing on this grilled vegetable salad. This Cedar Plank Grilled Cilantro Lime King Salmon recipe really is the perfect summer grilled dinner.

Cedar Plank Grilled Cilantro Lime King Salmon

Grilled King Salmon on Plate

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


Grilled King Salmon Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 4 4 oz King Salmon Fillets
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro

The Dressing

  • Juice from half lime
  • 2 TBSP Honey

King Salmon Fillets on Cedar Plank


  1. Soak the cedar planks 2 or more hours.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  3. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  4. Oil and salt the skin.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, garlic and 2 tablespoon lime juice.
  6. Rub the salmon fillets with the herb and spice blend.
  7. Place the fillets on the soaked cedar planks.
  8. Place the planks on the grill and cover.
  9. Grill 10-15 minutes or until the salmon fillets are firm and cooked through ( internal temperature of 130°-140°) 
  10. Remove planks from the grill, cover the fish with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice and honey.
  12. Gently brush the lime and honey dressing over the salmon fillets.
  13. Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables.

Cedar Plank Grilled Cilantro Lime King Salmon Served on Plate

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