Oven baked cedar plank baked salmon has a sesame and woody flavor. Yum! It is my favorite way to fix a salmon filet. I love the smell of the cedar while the salmon is baking, too.
Salmon has a rich flavor, which is due to the high fat content. It is high in protein and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
The marinade is simple to make. The salmon can marinate in as little as 15 minutes or up to an hour. If you marinate the salmon for more than an hour, you risk over-marinating the salmon. Marinating tenderizes the protein, and adds flavor. An over-marinated protein is one that is over-tenderized, where the muscle has broken down to a texture you do not like.
This salmon recipe doesn't take too long to bake, so you can have dinner ready in a reasonable amount of time. Add some rice and veggies, and you have a nice meal.
I hope you enjoy it!
Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon
- 2 salmon filets, skin removed
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons granulated onion
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoons minced ginger
- Follow the instructions for your cedar plank in preparing to use it for baking the salmon.
- Mix together the vegetable oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, onion, garlic and ginger in a bowl just large enough to hold the salmon.
- Add the salmon, turn to coat. Cover for about 30 minutes. Turn the salmon filets over, cover for about 30 minutes. You can reduce the marinate time to no less than 15 minutes.
- Put filets on cedar plank. Discard the marinade.
- Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the fish is done. The fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. If you prefer, you can grill the salmon for about 20 minutes.