Dill Sauce Smothered Cedar Planked Salmon

Dill Sauce Smothered Cedar Planked Salmon

If you’re looking to kick your cedar planked salmon up a notch, look no further than this Dill Sauce Smothered Cedar Planked Salmon. The dill sauce adds another level of flavor to the already potent salmon. Become the sauce boss you’ve always dreamed of becoming and give this recipe a shot.

Tips / Suggestions

  • If you don’t have a small torch of some kind to char the planks, just soak them in water for 1 hour, and then place them over the grill, flipping until you get a good char on both sides.
  • I prefer to cook salmon to 125 degrees F internal for farm raised. If it’s wild caught I would go to 120 degrees F internal. Either way, cook to your desired doneness.
  • It’s much easier to use the planks as a serving dish. Sometimes I run into issues when trying to remove from the plank and place on a plate, as it can fall apart or stick to the wood.
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Dill Sauce Smothered Cedar Planked Salmon

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Delicious cedar planked salmon smothered in a creamy lemon dill sauce.


  • 1 1 whole salmon filet

  • 1 1 lemon cut into slices

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 seafood seasoning of choice

  • 1 tbsp 1 fresh dill finely chopped

  • Lemon Dill Sauce
  • 1 1 lemon zested

  • 1 1 lemon juiced

  • 1 cup 1 greek yogurt

  • 1 cup 1 sour cream

  • 2 tbsp 2 stone ground mustard

  • 1 tbsp 1 minced garlic

  • 2 tbsp 2 fresh dill finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp 1 seafood seasoning of choice


  • Take 1 or 2 cedar planks (depending on how large they are) and torch both sides until they are charred. Take the salmon filet and cut into equal portions. Place each portion on the charred cedar plank(s). Rub the salmon with the olive oil and coat with the seafood seasoning.
  • Mix all of the lemon dill sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Heat your grill to 400 degrees F. Add the planked salmon to the grill, smother each filet with a spoonful of dill sauce and a lemon slice. Then cook for roughly 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 125 degrees F., or your desired doneness.
  • Remove the salmon from the grill, top with additional dill, and dig in.

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