Honey Dijon Cedar Plank Salmon

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How was your weekend?  I played single lady while Chris was out-of-town for his annual golf trip. 

That means I got to eat whatever food I wanted without worrying whether he would like it or not.

I got to watch as many episodes of the Real Housewives of (insert city) as I wanted without having to hear about what “trash” it is. 

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I also got to take care of the dogs, take out the trash and do all the things around the house he would normally do.  Not to mention miss him terribly.  I guess there is a down side to every situation.

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AND!  I went to the movies by myself for the first time ever.  I finally saw The Hunger Games.  I know, I’m super late to that party. 

My opinion?  It was good, but nowhere near as good as the book.  Isn’t that always the case?  Everyone always says that.  And film makers must know that so why don’t they just stick to the book?  It is a mystery to me!

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Anyhow, lets talk about food, since this is, you know, a food blog and all. 

You should make this salmon.  It is smokey and sweet and spicy-ish all at the same time.  And cooking it on the cedar plank takes care of that annoying fish-always-sticks-to-the-darn-grill problem. 

Honey Dijon Cedar Plank Salmon

makes 4 servings

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  • Cedar Plank (you can usually find these at the regular grocery store, especially during the summer and you will need 1-2 depending on the size of your salmon fillets)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional-use water if you don’t use the lemon juice)
  • 4 salmon fillets, about 5-6 ounces each


  1. Soak cedar planks in water for a minimum of 30 minutes.  1 hour would be better.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except for salmon, in a large dish.
  3. Add salmon and toss in marinade mixture to coat.
  4. Marinate salmon for 1 hour.
  5. Remove the cedar plank from the soaking water.  Pat the surface dry.
  6. Arrange salmon fillets on the plank so they are not touching each other.
  7. Preheat grill to high heat.
  8. Place the plank on the center of the grill and cook fish for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove when fish has been cooked through. 

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