1. Plank-Grilled Salmon with Sunny Rub
Plank-Grilled Salmon with Sunny Rub

Plank-Grilled Salmon with Sunny Rub

This easy recipe features a summery flavor, thanks to the rub’s citrus, cilantro and basil. Note: You can either use planks or cook the salmon straight on the grill grate. Lacking a grill, you can either broil the salmon or roast it at 400°F (6 to 7 inches from heat source) for 10 to 15 minutes. If you broil the salmon, it will cook much faster than if you use the covered grill cited in the basic recipe.

Plank-Grilled Salmon with Sunny Rub

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds Vital Choice wild Alaskan salmon fillets, skinless or skin-on
  • Vital Choice cedar grilling planks
  • Vital Choice organic extra-virgin olive oil, for the planks
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Soak wood planks in water for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Blend all dry ingredients (except salmon) in a small bowl.
  2. Pat wood plank with paper towels and spray-coat or lightly oil one side. Lay salmon on coated side of plank; spread 1 to 2 teaspoons of rub mixture onto each salmon portion (not skin) or apply all the rub to a 24 ounce sockeye fillet side. Let the salmon rest 5 minutes before cooking.
  3. Heat grill on medium-high heat. Grill salmon using indirect heat (not directly over heat) in covered grill for 10 to 15 minutes. Cook just until salmon is opaque throughout.
Serves: Serves 4-6