Wood Fired Cedar Plank Salmon

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: authentic pizza ovens, cedar plank salmon, fire cooking, fish, pizza oven, salmon, wood fired oven


  • Wood logs, I like to use Maple for any fish and seafood.
  • Wood-fired oven, I recommend using an Authentic Pizza oven. (link is in the recipe notes)


  • 2 cedar plank
  • 2 pieces Salmon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 pt garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 small bunch dill fresh and finely chopped


  • Soak the cedar plank in water for 20 minutes, keeping it immersed.
  • Prepare your wood-fired oven until you have low embers around 350°F. The embers should not have flames.
  • Stir together the oil, butter, maple syrup, garlic, lime & lemon juice and dill. Spread mixture on the flesh side of the salmon and let it stand at room temperature 5 minutes.
  • Place the salmon gently on the cedar plank, skin side down and roast at 350°F until the salmon is just cooked through and the edges are browned, it takes about 10 minutes but keeps an eye on it as it might be different.
  • Remove the salmon planks from the Wood fired oven. The internal temperature of the salmon should be about 140°F. Make sure to use a pizza peel as the plank will be very hot. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish it with fresh dill and top with sea salt. Serve with some roasted veggies.
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