Orange Pesto Salmon

Cedar Planked Orange Pesto Salmon Recipe

This recipe was inspired by my new Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven that arrived recently from my friends at and a Fish plank recipe contest over at The Grilling Plank Super Store Facebook page. After playing around with my new Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven, baking a few goodies and getting to understand how it works, I was curious to see if I could bake with a Cedar Plank in my new oven. The Fish plank recipe contest was all of the inspiration I needed!

The Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven is a perfect choice for plank cooking with inside dimensions of 16″ x 8.5″ x “10″, my cedar plank slide right in with ease. I started out my recipe with pre-heating the oven and Cedar plank at the same time, serving two purposes at once. It is very important to soak your plank first, for at least an hour, then heat it up in the oven to remove any bacteria or microbes on the surface.

Safety note: Never walk away from the oven with a piece of wood inside! Be prepared to remove the plank from the oven immediately if it starts to flare up.

I pre-heated my oven and cedar plank for 10 minutes, then removed the plank to start the recipe.

Cedar Planked Orange Pesto Salmon Recipe

1 Salmon filet
Cedar plank
2 oranges
6 tbs pesto sauce
4 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp chili pepper flakes
1 tbs olive oil

Oil the food side of the plank and start layering you food.

Slice several 1/4 inch thick slices of orange and place on prepared cedar plank.

Place salmon filet on top of orange slices. (Seasoning is optional)

When done, squeeze juice remaining orange over cooked salmon and serve!

This recipe is quick and easy for camping and can be cooked in an outdoor oven , foil packet (no plank) or on the grill.

This recipe combined some great flavors with the salmon filet, a hint of citrus and smokey cedar flavor blended with a delicious pesto sauce, baked in the Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven.

Prepare orange pesto sauce (make you own or use store bought) add garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper flakes, 1/2 pealed orange and puree (if blending by hand – mince garlic and use the juice of whole orange) Pour orange pesto over salmon filet and bake till flaky at 350 degrees F.

Time will vary depending on the size of your salmon filet. Mine cooked for 20 minutes.



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