If used carefully while cooking low-medium and slow a grilling plank will impart a wonderful delicate and deep smoky flavour to salmon and many other fish.


  • 1 side of Atlantic Salmon 4 lbs. (1.81 kg)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 bag Broil King® Griller’s Select Pellets
  • 1 Broil King® Cedar Grilling Plank


This recipe works well on your gas grill or pellet grill, on a gas grill the plank will need to smoke to impart that great smoky flavor. On a pellet grill smoke flavor is constantly being delivered and the plank may very be just for show. Well worth it either way.

  1. Soak the plank in water for up to 1 hour or boil it in water for 10-15
  2. Note: You can add flavour right to the plank by soaking it in different liquids. Try ginger ale, beer, salt, lemon juice to enhance the experience. Different liquids will produce different outcomes.
  3. After removing the plank from the liquid, pat dry, and coat with olive oil.
  4. Brush your salmon fillet with olive oil then season with citrus and seasoning.
  5. Place the salmon fillet skin side down on the plank.
  6. Turn your Broil King Pellet on then press the ROAST 350°F (176°C) button. Follow the standard start-up instructions then preheat the grill completely. Or preheat your grill to a MEDIUM temperature.
  7. Place the planked salmon directly on the cooking grids.
  8. Periodically check salmon for an opaque colour and texture that is flakey to the touch. Check on the thickest part of the meat for doneness. Once done serve over your favourite mix of field greens and squeeze of citrus juice over the entire filet!

Special Notes: Keep a water spray bottle nearby to extinguish any flaming on the plank should you achieve ignition. When discarding the plank dunk it in water to make sure it is completely extinguished. Do not reuse cedar planks.