Fall in love with this juicy, flaky barbecue salmon with grilled vegetables. Each bite is filled with flavor thanks to easy cedar plank grilling.
This summer has probably been one of my favorites in a long time. We’ve been busy going to different events and making as many trips out as humanly possible. So far, we’ve also done plenty of barbecues and tons of family time in which I’ve been able to see my wonderful nieces nearly daily. Fall is slowly approaching, but I am definitely taking advantage of every last possible moment of summer. Still, I take time to savor each moment and make sure each one is special.
I’ve recently made a trip to a spice shop and picked up these incredible spices, a few of which were hand ground right in the shop. Since getting them, I’ve been creating my own blends. One of my favorites is this Carolina barbecue dry rub that I’ve been using on just about everything. I especially love it on this cedar plank grilled barbecue salmon.
It’s subtly sweet and spicy and perfectly complex. Of course, you obviously don’t need freshly ground spices to make this rub. I usually use the rub on just the fish, but you can also use it on the vegetables. I tend to dress my vegetables simply when I am grilling them, but when sautéing or roasting, I love to use it liberally. Luckily, my barbecue rub recipe gives you plenty to use for experimenting.
This barbecue salmon is simple enough to become a favorite summer dinner, but delicious and impressive enough to also make a great date night dinner, especially paired with a chilled glass of white wine.
Cedar Plank Grilled Barbecue Salmon
- cedar plank
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 ½ pounds fresh salmon
- 2 tablespoons barbecue rub recipe above
- 1 zucchini sliced
- 1 yellow squash sliced
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
- Soak the cedar plank in water for at least an hour. Preheat your grill and wait for the flames to go down.
- Pat dry your salmon filet and rub down with the barbecue rub while the plank is soaking,
- Slice your vegetables into thick medallions that are roughly ½ inch thick. Brush your vegetables with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat your cedar plank by grilling it on both sides for about a minute. Place the salmon on the plank and grill for about 13 – 18 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flaky. Set aside to rest.
- While the salmon is resting, grill your vegetables. They should take about 2 minutes per side.
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