Prep Time:  10 mins
Cook Time:  15 mins
Total Time:  25 mins
Servings:  2

Learn how to make delicious Planked Salmon in your pizza oven or on the grill! This recipe features salmon that is plank smoked on Hickory and Maple wood and topped with a sage lemon butter sauce.


Ingredients for Salmon

  • 2 salmon filets, skin on
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp dry rub sage

Ingredients for Lemon Sage
Butter Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup shallots
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper, ground
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh sage
  • 1 stick butter

Items You'll Need


Instructions for Plank Soaked Salmon

  1. Drizzle salmon filets with olive oil and add rub ingredients.
  2. Salmon with some of the rub ingredients applied
  3. Preheat wood planks for 10 minutes that have been soaked over night and coated with olive oil.
  4. Begin to cook salmon on planks while you prepare the lemon sage butter sauce.
  5. Salmon on planks roasting in an Alfresco pizza oven
  6. Reduce the ingredients in a pan until it becomes a glaze and turn the burner to low to add your heavy cream, sage and butter.
  7. Turn fish and allow to bake until it you can flake it with a fork.
  8. Optional: Turn up the heat to ignite the planks and allow to flame kiss the sides of your salmon. Be sure to have water near by to extinguish flame.
  9. Drizzle filets with lemon sage butter sauce and top with fresh sage. Serve and enjoy!
  10. Finished Plank Smoked Salmon with Sage Lemon Butter Sauce on the top