Plank Grilled Salmon Steaks Recipe

A close-up of plank grilled salmon steaks

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
766 Calories
42g Fat
13g Carbs
81g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 766
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 869mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 81g
Calcium 123mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a quick and simple way to grill salmon steaks. You preserve the great flavor of the salmon but also get a mild, smoky flavor from the smoldering wood plank


  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 teaspoons/10 milliliters black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters sea salt
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 1 untreated cedar or alder wood plank soaked in water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  3. Combine olive oil, mustard, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Spread evenly over both sides of the salmon steaks.

  4. Place salmon steaks on a plank that has been soaking in water for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Place on grill and cook over medium heat until salmon is done. About 20 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of fish reaches between 145 and 150 F.

  6. Remove salmon steaks from grill and serve with your favorite sides, like grilled or packet-grilled vegetables for this dish.


One thing to note, salmon steaks sometimes contain a few bones toward the center. Pull these out carefully before cooking or when you are about to serve. 

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