It’s that time of year – the salmon runs are in full swing, and fresh salmon is in grocery stores all across the Pacific Northwest. It’s the unofficial start of grilling season (with the “official” beginning – Memorial Day – only a few short weeks away). To celebrate this exciting time of the year, we decided to do one of our favorite Cedar planked salmon recipes: Copper River Salmon with fresh dill.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 7 x 15” Cedar Plank
  • 1 (2-pounds) Copper River Salmon Fillet, with skin
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 bunch Fresh Dill, divided into 2
  • 1 Lemon, cut into thin slices

Good to Know

For a milder smoke
flavor, substitute Cedar
plank for an Alder plank.
Recipe: Alder Planked Salmon with Dill & Lemon


  1. Soak Cedar Plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  3. Place salmon on plank, skin side down; season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with half of the dill and lay the thin lemon slices on the salmon.
  4. Place the planked salmon on the grill and cook with the lid closed for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.
  6. Remove from grill. Let stand for 5 minutes then sprinkle with the remaining half of the dill.
  7. Enjoy!

Want to know more about Copper River Salmon?

Read more about the Copper River Salmon Runs from one of the experts.