Cedar Plank Salmon with Mango Salsa is a simple salmon dish, elevated by a sweet and spicy rub and the subtle smoky flavor from a cedar plank. Topped with a fresh and bright mango salsa, this salmon is perfect for a warm summer night. This post and recipe has been sponsored by Camp Chef, the recipe, pictures and opinions are entirely my own. I’m so grateful for my site sponsors who keep my page running smooth and support what I do here at Hey Grill Hey!
This recipe is pretty simple, it just calls for a little thinking ahead. If you can do the prep in the morning (rub the salmon and start soaking your cedar planks) by the time you get home you’re set for a super quick and easy weeknight dinner. You can grab cedar planks at most grocery stores or online HERE.
The salmon rub is maybe (bold statement here) one of the best recipes that has ever come out of my brain. It’s this amazing blend of sweet and spicy with a smoky kick from the paprika, earthy notes from the basil, and a kiss of brightness from the lime zest. Basically, it is rub magic that is unbelievable on salmon. Topped with the ripe mangoes, roasted red peppers, and cilantro it is food nirvana.
To verify my claims of true food awesomeness, my 8 year old daughter told me that this salmon is her favorite food out of anything I’ve ever made and she would pick this as her birthday meal. I would have probably picked cheese pizza as an 8 year old, so I’m feeling pretty good about myself as a mother right now. Ha!
Cedar planked, rubbed, salsa’d is all well and good, but I can’t leave out the extra layer of flavor I get from cooking this fish on my Camp Chef Smoke Pro LUX pellet grill. I’ve been cooking on this grill for several months now and it has become my m
ost used grill (I currently have 7). When grilling on a pellet grill at higher temps like in this recipe, you’re not going to get that pronounced smoky flavor, you’re just going to get this amazing subtle hint of wood smoke that is accented by the cedar planks. Also, Camp Chef is a local Utah company and I just LOVE working with and supporting home grown business like that, so you’ll be seeing a few more posts using my grills and cast iron for the next year!