Spicy Cedar Plank Salmon

A fresh filet of salmon, glazed with a homemade spicy sauce and citrusy lemon wedges.

Spicy Cedar Plank Salmon

Prep Time

2 hours

Cook Time

7 minutes


4 people

A fresh filet of salmon, glazed with a homemade spicy sauce and citrusy lemon wedges.

Pairs perfectly with a Sutter Home White Zinfandel, Moscato or Pink Moscato.

This recipe is courtesy of Savory Experiments and Sutter Home.


Spicy Salmon Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. salmon filet, whole and skin on
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon old bay
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Lemon Slices


  • 1 Soak cedar planks for 1-2 hours in water.
  • 2 In a small bowl, combine Spicy Salmon Sauce ingredients, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, Old Bay, hot sauce and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  • 3 In another small bowl, combine salmon rub ingredients, Kosher salt, cayenne pepper and white pepper. Evenly sprinkle on top of salmon filet. Allow to sit with rub while heating the grill.
  • 4 Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • 5 When ready to cook, place rubbed salmon filet on the cedar plank and set the entire thing on direct heat.
  • 6 Close the lid and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Open and baste with spicy salmon sauce. Close and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  • 7 Baste again, applying a thick coat. Close for another 2 minutes.
  • 8 Open and top with lemon slices, closing for another 2 minutes or until salmon has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F for medium.
  • 9 Remove and serve immediately.
  • 10 Pair with chilled sweet wines such as Sutter Home White Zinfandel, Moscato and Pink Moscato.



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