Great Fishing Recipes

Plank Grilled Salmon & Steelhead Recipe

It’s easy to plank grill Salmon & Steelhead & the results are delicious. Be creative & pick some of your favorite ingredients:

  • Garlic, chives, parsley, butter
  • Garlic hickory rub
  • Tom Douglas Salmon Rub
  • Chili Spice mix, with Lemons
  • Dean & Deluca 5 Chili blend rub

Plank Prep

  1. Soak Plank in water, min. 1 hour, max. 24 hours
  2. Preheat plank on grill at medium heat 5 minutes
  3. Brush plank with olive oil on cooking side
  4. Place Salmon or Steelhead fish skin side down on center of plank

  • Direct Heat Grilling:
    Use the grill on a low heat setting. Place plank in center over heat source. Close lid to infuse the fish with the smokey flavor of the plank. After smoking begins after 15-20 minutes, check regularly for flare ups. Use a small spray bottle if necessary. It’s OK to let the plank catch fire, just spray it out quickly.
  • Indirect Heat Grilling:
    Use the grill on a medium heat setting. Place plank to the side of heat source. Close lid to infuse the fish with the smokey flavor of the plank. After smoking begins after 15-20 minutes, check regularly for flare ups. Use a small spray bottle if necessary.

When grilling multiple planks, be sure to leave a 1″ space between planks to allow the aroma to circulate. Also, experiment with the different flavorings that different woods impart. You can pick up grilling planks at Amazon (FIRE & FLAVOR Gourmet Grilling Planks, Cedar, 2-Count Packages (Pack of 3)), most grocery stores & kitchen stores in varieties that include Apple, Cedar, Mesquite, Hickory, Alder, and more.

-gone fly fishing,
EARTHangler