2 ratings

Planked Salmon With Mango and Watermelon Salsa

The perfect summer dinner
salmon with fruit salsa

Fire & Flavor and The National Salmon Council

Make a salsa with mango, watermelon, serrano peppers, and fresh mint. Top your salmon with it or enjoy the salsa with a side of chips

Prep15 m
Cook15 m


For the salsa:

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 Cup watermelon, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 small Serrano pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

For the salmon:

  • 4 six ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Fire & Flavor’s Salmon Rub
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large cedar plank, soaked


For the salsa:

In a medium bowl, combine mango, watermelon, lime juice, Serrano, and fresh mint;  set aside or refrigerate. 

For the salmon:

Preheat grill to medium-low heat, about 350 degrees F.

Sprinkle salmon with Fire & Flavor’s rub, salt, and black pepper.  Place soaked plank on grill, close lid, and heat for 3 minutes.  Using tongs, flip plank and place salmon on hot side of plank.  Close lid and cook for 10-15 minutes until done to your liking, depending on thickness of fish. 

Remove plank and salmon from grill (remember salmon will continue cooking after you remove it from grill).  Serve immediately with fruit salsa. 

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.