Thursday, July 26, 2012

Grilled Cedar Paper Salmon

Looking for a creative new way to cook salmon and veggies? Grill it wrapped in cedar paper!  The cedar wood adds a nice smokey flavor that compliments the salmon and intensifies the flavor. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which is great for a heart healthy diet! The American Heart Association recommends 2 servings of fish a week.

Cedar paper or wraps are not difficult to find. You can purchase them in supermarket, specialty kitchen stores or even online.  We have used products from both Outdoor Gourmet and Fire & Flavor, and we have been extremely satisfied with the results!

3 - 4 oz Salmon filet (per person)
Yellow Squash
Extra virgin olive oil

Kitchen Essentials:
Cedar Paper
Kitchen twine
Kitchen tongs
Cutting Board
Outdoor BBQ grill

Soak the cedar paper and kitchen twine in water  for 10 - 15 minutes or according to instructions on the package. Slice the zucchini, yellow squash and lemon evenly into 1/4 inch slices. In a bowl lightly drizzle olive oil over the zucchini and squash lightly coating them, mix them well. Finely chop the fresh dill.

Lay a piece of pre-soaked cedar paper on a clean surface. Place two slices of zucchini in the middle of the paper. Add a little salt and pepper to the zucchini.  Next, stack two slices of lemon on top of the zucchini. Then place the salmon filet, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Add about a teaspoon of chopped dill, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Lastly, stack two pieces of the yellow squash over the salmon. Add a little salt and a little pepper. Fold the cedar paper upwards in order to wrap the salmon and veggies. Close with a piece of kitchen twine.

Repeat these steps for the remaining servings of salmon you will be needing.

Preheat your outdoor grill to medium/low. The idea is to grill these little cedar packages slowly, therefore don't use high flames. Place on the grill and char each side for about five minutes, until the fish is cooked. Serve in the package and enjoy!


  1. I love the look from start to finish. Beautiful pics.

  2. I have to go find those cedar papers! Dill and cedar is my fav way to serve salmon, looks amazing :D

  3. I haven't used cedar paper yet, but it looks like a great idea! And, I'm a big fan of salmon. Looks healthy and delicious.

    1. Hi Lisa! Let us know when you try it!

  4. try CedarHouse brand. They are thicker and more flavor.

    1. Ok thanks for the tip!! will give them a try!!!


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