Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Brown Sugar Rub

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Spicy Brown Sugar Rub
Cedar plank grilled salmon filet with a brown sugar and spice rub of ground ginger, ground mustard, cayenne and salt. Simple how to recipe for plank grilling.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 salmon fillets 1 1/2 pounds each
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • cedar planks


  • Soak cedar planks for at least 2 hours.
  • Cut the two salmon filets in half lengthwise. Cut through the skin and make sure that it stays on each piece of salmon.
  • Mix the brown sugar and spices together in a bowl.
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel.
  • Rub the top and sides of the salmon generously with the brown sugar rub and place the salmon, skin side down, on the wet cedar planks.
  • Preheat the grill to medium so that the temperature is around 350F-375F.
  • Place the planks, with the salmon on them, on the grill and close the lid.
  • Cook the salmon for about 15 minutes. The time may vary depending on the thickness of the salmon. The internal temperature should be 135F.