Cedar Planked Salmon With Potlatch Seasoning

We used to visit Snowqualmie Falls in Washington State when my kids were younger. One of our favorite things to order in restaurants there was salmon cooked on cedar planks and seasoned with the local potlatch seasoning. This is a seasoning that the Pacific Northwest Indians used to prepare salmon for their ceremonial feasts. It consists of salt, crushed red pepper, chili powder, oregano, basil, and coriander.

I prepared a savory barley to accompany it.

I seasoned the barley with sage, salt and pepper.

The barley needs to cook for over an hour at a simmer.

The cedar planks are lightly oiled and preheated in the oven to 375 degrees. The salmon is placed on them and cooked, depending on the thickness, for about 15 minutes on each side.

When the barley was finished cooking, I drizzled it with a bit if the vegetable gravy that I made a couple days ago. I swear the next house I live in will not have a counter top that matches all of my food!

I sauteed some spinach with garlic and salt and pepper in a bit of olive oil.

The salmon smells so wonderful cooked on the cedar planks and it is infused with the wonderful flavor from the wood. The Pacific Northwest Indians still cook their salmon on cedar planks.

The finished dish. Healthy and so very, very good.


Pricilla said…
I made barley the other night for a side for dinner. I love it...

I've got Tomato Beef up on my other blog today. yummy stuff
This do look delicious! Hmm, where to find a cedar plank over here? Not the most common kind of tree over here :-)

Have a great day now!
I want a plank..... this sounds just too good to be true. Diane
Guillaume said…
I need to eat more salmon.
The Frog Queen said…
I just love Snowqualmie Falls, lovely area we get up there as much as we can....we always bring home some of their tasty pancake mix! :)

Thanks for reminding me we need to get up there again soon!

Salmon is my favorite fish! Cooking on cedar planks is something new and interesting.

Everything looks so good.


xoxo to "Teddy Red Fluffs.
Cedar Planked Salmon and fresh spinach how healthy can I get! I love salmon like this. I can also find the cedar planks at the grocery. The individual ones and I leave it on them to serve.
..all of my favorites :-)

it looks wonderful
i bet you-know-who got some too

kary and teddy
Birgit said…
Hi Jaz,

Gosh, I shouldn't come over to your blog when I am hungry... Love that dish -- and, boy, am I hungry now...

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Marilyn said…
This looks wonderful. I had no idea you cook cook on a cedar plank in the oven. I will try this very soon. Barly is also a grain I have little experience with, but will give it a try as well. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. Always something to drool over.
Lois said…
Now this is my idea of a Perfect Meal. For me more greens, cause I love my greens, but just perfect.
Debbie said…
Hello my friend! I am delighted and amazed when I finally get back here to see you are STILL coming up with different and inspiring recipes!! Could you just bottle a bit of that energy and send it to me??? You have my address right? Wow!!! The salmon cooked on cedar planks looks so good! I just have one question? Why is one plank dark and the other light? Well...2 questions....How long does it take to cook on a plank and can you get the scent or leftover juices off the plank? What else can you cook on the planks? Really interesting. It makes me think of a pizza stone and smoking with a barbecue grill....with the wood chips.
Mina said…
Yum! Delicious and healthful.