Smoked Cedar Plank Salmon | Compound Butter

Main Dish

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Compound Butter Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Four (4) sprigs of dill, chopped finely
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Three (3) cloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper

Salmon Ingredients:

  • Two (2) lbs. salmon filet
  • Cedar plank/s (large enough to hold salmon filet)
  • Olive oil 
  • Seasonings, to taste (we used Coy Zesty Garlic and Herb as a base and topped with Dottie Smoky Kickin Cajun)


  • Place cedar plank in a shallow baking dish.  Place a weighted item on top of the cedar plank (we used a teapot) and fill the baking dish with water.  Completely submerge the cedar planks in water for about an hour.
  • In a small cast iron skillet, combine butter, dill, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  • Prep smoker to reach a temp of 270 degrees.
  • Season the top side of your filet. (when preparing on a cedar plank, we perfer using salmon with no skin,)
  • Blot dry the cedar plank and place in hot smoker for three (3) minutes. 
  • Turn cedar plank over and place filet on top. 
  • Place skillet with butter in the smoker minutes prior to reaching desired internal temp.  Once melted, drizzle over filets.
  • Pull from smoker when an internal temp of 125 degrees is reached.
  •  Rest for 5 minutes and serve with your favorite sides.

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