The classic Pacific Northwest favorite for planking is the Cedar planked salmon, but there are also other wood flavors that pair well with this delicious fish. Alder wood offers a more subtle flavor, while still providing plenty of smoke to this meal.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 5 x 11” Alder Plank
  • 1 (2-pounds) Salmon Fillet, with skin
  • 1 Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch Fresh Dill, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper

Good to Know

Alder also pairs well with
halibut and other white fish,
seafood, vegetables and fruit.


  1. Soak Alder Plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  3. Place salmon on plank, skin side down; sprinkle salt and pepper, arrange the lemon over the salmon then scatter with fresh dill.
  4. Grill with the lid closed for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.
  6. Remove from grill and let stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Featured Product in this Recipe:

Wildwood Grilling 5×11″ Alder Planks
Subtle smoke flavor for white fish, salmon,
vegetables, chicken and more