Planked Salmon with Mango and Cherry Tomato Salsa

Summer food is nice, isn’t it?  We eat differently, better, during the summer in an unintentional healthy kind of way; salads, grilled meats, vegetables, fish, cold soups and vegetable tarts.  It’s just good!  And pretty.

Planked Salmon with Mango and Cherry Tomato Salsa 

4 Salmon fillets, skin on

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp grated ginger

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 1/2 tsp ground coriander

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp piment espelette

2 mangos, cut into small cubes

1 cup of cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/2 red or violet onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped

Juice of one lime

Salt and pepper

Soak a cedar plank in water overnight or at least for 12 hours.

Mix the olive oil, ginger, cumin, coriander, salt and piment to make a marinade.  Put the salmon in a zip lock and pour the marinade over, squishing it around to cover.  Allow to marinate for at least an hour.

Make the salsa by mixing the mangos, tomatoes, onion, coriander, lime, salt and pepper. Refrigerate.

Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.   Put the salmon on the soaked plank, skin side down. Grill for about 25 minutes.   Serve immediately with the salsa.

Wine suggestion:   Chablis Premier Cru

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10 Responses to Planked Salmon with Mango and Cherry Tomato Salsa

  1. That looks fantastic and thanks for another great idea for what to do with all my tomatoes!

  2. How did the bargaining go – is this with a lens hood?

    • No, this is not with a lens hood but I did get the hood. This is still my point and shoot. I haven’t used the Canon yet, but the battery is charged 🙂 Feeling hesitant. Of course the bargaining went nowhere but I like to try.

  3. Karen says:

    I love preparing salmon on a cedar plank. When we were having our barn restored, I had our carpenter save me a box of cedar shakes for cooking on the grill. I just use olive oil, salt and pepper. The next time I’ll be marinating it. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. ambrosiana says:

    I love fish and mango!!!! Great recipe and wonderful looking mango salad!!

  5. Laura says:

    And piment espelette translates as …? Love the mango salsa, it is similar to one of the fruit salsa’s in Miami Spice … will try yours soon.

    • Hi Laura. Type of spicy pepper, ground. Try the Eastern Market or any good epicerie in the Washington area. If you don’t find it, substitute cayenne.

  6. kat says:

    That looks so amazing! Wow you take such gorgeous photos! I wish mine were half as good as yours!! Everything looks so tasty! What a great way to use mangoes and tomatoes! Thanks for sharing! I’m new to blogging and love that there is a foodie community! If you have time, please check out my blog: And of course! Any advice would be great 🙂

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