Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

Enjoy this Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe in the winter months, easy to prepare and bake for a gathering or dinner party!

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe
Friends, many of you know that we love to cook salmon in our home, and serve it for dinner parties, any time of the year.

Whether grilling or baking or broiling, I have a new way to cook it in the winter, to get the flavor of summer, with Cedar Planked Salmon.

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

It’s easy to prep the cedar planks.

Prepare the salmon just the way you love it. We use a good quality olive oil (DeLallo brand), and then the classic Old Bay seasoning. It’s perfect for salmon.

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

Bake and serve!

Oh, and delicious leftover in recipes like this Seafood Sweet Potato Risotto, or Cedar Planked Salmon Pot Pie (YUM!), Corn Salmon Chowder, or my daughter’s Salmon Spring Rolls recipe (so good!)

Hand-written notes

But first … the other day, as I was filling out the paperwork to update our passports (stay tuned, we’re headed for the sunshine!), I realized how bad my hand writing has become. I mean, it’s really bad! With all the texting, emailing, computer work, paying bills online, etc. I hardly write anything now, besides my signature.

I’m wondering if you’re feeling the same way?

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

I came across a pile of cards that I had saved, and challenged myself to enjoy a cup of tea, and slowly … slowly … write some notes to some friends.

It doesn’t always have to be bad news, or when something falls apart for someone, that we send cards. Sending cards is a way to say we are thankful for people, and that we are thinking of them.

Through the seasons of life, some of my cherished keepsakes are notes from my mother, and some very special friends. I’ve also saved a stash of thank you notes after we’ve hosted hundreds of dinner parties in our homes, with guests specifically calling out what they loved about the evening.

It’s the little things that count. Saying thank you, I love you, I’m thinking of you, how good the meal was, the special way the table was set, the conversation that went deep, and was oh, so meaningful.

We just need to take the time. Right?

I have a few people I want to thank. I’m a little embarrassed that I’m so late in getting my notes written, but I’m going to do it anyway.




What are your thoughts on snail-mail cards? Yes, no? How’s your handwriting? :)

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe
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Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1 cedar plank
  • 1 lb salmon filet you can leave the skin on
  • 3-4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 2 Tbsp. salmon rub I use Old Bay Seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Soak the plank in water for at least 45 minutes (or soak ahead of time and freeze).
  • Rub the plank with olive oil, placing it in the oven while you preheat to oven.
  • Place salmon skin-side down on plank. Massage 2 Tbsp. olive oil into the salmon; sprinkle with the seasoning. Bake until firm, and flakes easily, about 15 minutes.

Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe

6 comments on “Baked Cedar Planked Salmon Recipe”

  1. I’m excited to try a new way of cooking salmon, as my toddler no longer lets me stand in front of the stove without screaming for attention. Thanks for the recipe! 

    Also, my friend and I have this ongoing tradition of sending each other blank greeting cards – not even a signature. I always enjoy getting them, even though they require no handwriting skills whatsoever. We might be a little strange, but it’s still fun to get things in the mail. 

  2. I think that hand written notes are a treasure to receive. In the past, I made it a point to send encouraging notes to those who needed a special pick-me-up. It wasn’t till a few days ago when a friend told me how that she had always kept the ones that I had sent throughout the years, that I realized that I had not written notes in a very long time. I’m back doing it and love the joy it brings, to others and to me! It is almost a lost art!

    Your emails are always a great source of enjoyment, thanks so much!!!

  3. If you freeze the plank, do you put it in the oven frozen? Or does it need to thaw first. I’ve never tried old Bay seasoning on salmon, and now I, wondering why!!! I’m for sure going to use it next time!! Thanks!

  4. I actually love to receive cards in the mail and often save them, I still have cards from years ago. I also do from time to time, especially if I see a card I like in the store, will send it to someone just to let them know I’m thinking about them.

  5. You just reminded me how much I love cedar plank salmon! Do you place the plank directly on the oven rack or do you put it on a sheet pan? I’m thinking about drippage from the salmon. I never paid attention on the grill. 

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