Salmon à la plancha
Salmon à la plancha

Salmon à la plancha

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes or more
Servings 4


  • 2 cedar planks to cook the fish on the barbecue  
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh dill, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh chives, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
  • 2 lemons, cut in half
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Immerse the planks in lukewarm water for 1 hour or more.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the parsley, dill, coriander, chives and the lemon zest and juice.
  3. Season the fillets with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut a few notches on the skin side of the fillets. 
  5. Coat each fillet with the herb mix, pressing well to make the herbs penetrate the fillet.
  6. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat the barbecue to medium heat.
  8. Place the salmon fillets on the planks. Oil lightly.
  9. Place the planks on the barbecue grill.
  10. On the side, have a water bottle with a vaporizer to spray the planks during the cooking.
  11. Close the barbecue lid and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
  12. Serve the salmon with lemon halves and a salad or a green vegetable sautéed in butter.
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