Pecan Panko Crusted Cedar Planked Salmon

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panko crusted cedar planked salmon

This cedar planked salmon with a crusted topping only takes 30 mins to make, yet it’s a crowd pleasure for any occasion. The preparation is simple and the chances are that you will have about every ingredient at your house already. If you like to cook and find yourself hosting dinner for a few extra bodies, this recipe is for you. The flavors are amazing and I’m ready to jump into the recipe!

panko crusted salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon with Pecan Panko Crust

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 Whole salmon filet cut into 4-6 ounce filets
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Coarse black pepper

Honey Maple Glaze

  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ Lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted butter

Pecan Panko Crust

  • ½ cup Panko
  • ½ cup Crushed almonds
  • ¼ cup Raisins chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper


  • Place your cedar planks in water for 60 minutes.
  • Prep all of your ingredients for your honey maple glaze and your pecan panko crust, set them to the side.
  • Mix your honey, maple syrup, butter, lemon juice and dijon mustard and whisk for a minute or two. Set to the side. 
  • Add all of your ingredients for your pecan panko crust into a mixing bowl and place to the side.
  • Pat your salmon dry and then season with salt and pepper (garlic powder, optional). Now cut your salmon into smaller fillets for your preference. Place them on the cedar planks.
  • Add a tablespoon of the honey maple glaze on top of each filet ( add more if needed) and then spread the pecan panko crust on top. 
  • Have your grill/smoker set up at 300 degrees and place the cedar planks on the grill grates. Shut the lid and make sure your temp is holding throughout the cook.
  • Around the 15 min mark check the temp of your salmon and then again at the 20 min mark.
  • When the temperature hits 145 remove the salmon and plate your meal.
  • Serve accordingly and enjoy with family and friends!
Keyword fish, panko crust, pecan, salmon

Items Used In This Recipe

Hasty-Bake Grill/Smoker

Charcoal Chimney

Charcoal Starters

Heat Resistant gloves

Cedar Planks

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