Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon Dill Aioli

Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon Dill Aioli

Spring is finally making an appearance in Atlanta. We usually enjoy 70 degree days staring in February, but this year we’ve been stuck in the 50s for weeks. The last several days have given me hope that spring is in fact coming and we can start cooking and eating outside. During the spring and summer months, my grill or Big Green Egg becomes my primary cooking device.

We consume a fair amount of salmon and this simple recipe is one of my favorite preparations. Cedar planks are available in many supermarkets these days and can be found with charcoal in the outdoor cooking section. When placed on a hot grill, the cedar smolders just enough to mildly flavor the salmon with smoke. Lemon dill aioli makes the perfect accompaniment to the salmon. This recipe takes minutes to make and is great for a quick week night meal.

Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon Dill Aioli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon Dill Aioli


4 salmon filets

Old Bay Seasoning

Extra virgin olive oil

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

1 garlic clove, finely minced

Lemon wedges, for garnish


1. Preheat grill.

2. Season salmon with Old Bay Seasoning and drizzle with olive oil.

3. Top cedar planks with salmon and place on grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes depending on thickness of salmon. Test for doneness by pressing on the filet. If it starts to flake, it's done.

4. Mix mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, and garlic.

5. Serve salmon with lemon wedges and aioli.

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Bill Harris

I grew up in small town Mississippi eating traditional southern fare.A lifelong foodie, I started cooking and experimenting with food at a very young age. I started Southern Boy Dishes as a creative outlet and a way to share my love of food.

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