2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar – brown is ok too
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper
4 salmon filets or steaks 4-6 ounces each
1 lime, cut in half, juiced
1/3 cup rough chopped, cilantro
1/2 small onion, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil

Soak the cedar planks in water for at least an hour – weighed down. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Combine the spices in a bowl and mix well. Season the salmon with the spice mixture. Let it sit to absorb the flavors.

Combine the cilantro, onion, lime juice in a bowl. Add enough olive oil to make it a nice think paste to garnish the salmon.

Brush the planks with oil and place salmon on tops of planks. Place planks on sheet pans if they fit. Cook for 12-15 minutes (especially if your salmon is cut into individual pieces), longer 15-20 minutes if you have a large filet.

If using a gas grill, preheat on high then turn down to medium before placing the plank on the grill. Salmon should take 10-15 minutes to cook, depending on the thickness of the salmon and the heat of the grill.

Insert a sharp knife gently inside for 6-7 seconds and touch the knife tip to tell if hot and cooked. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and serve on or off the planks your choice! Serves 4.