Cedar Wrapped Salmon

The winter blues have definitely set in! Or maybe its the spring blues or fall blues?  The weather can’t seem to decide what season it is so I am going to quit trying to cook for the season.  I am just going to cook what the little people will eat.  And, surprisingly, two out of my three boys will eat salmon-the third will just have to forage for himself:) Just kidding l feed him also.  I normally just bake a chicken breast for the kid that HATES fish.  I wish he would eat it, because it is so good for you and it balances out all the cheese-its, ice cream and Girl Scout Cookies, but I am going to pick my battles!

Cooking fish used to scare me, but once I started experimenting I found out it is really easy and always quick.  I was at the grocery store the other day and had the thought of grilling salmon on a cedar board, but then I realized it was 40 degrees and raining and maybe grilling out was not the best idea. I saw these cedar “papers” and decided that would do the trick.  This recipe is SO easy and takes absolutely NO skill. The only skill needed is turning on the oven, and tying a bow.
Serve this with a side salad or steamed asparagus and you have a very healthy, quick, delicious meal.
Here are the Cedar Wraps I found in the fish department of the grocery store.


Cedar Wrapped Salmon
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Cedar Wrapped Salmon

A delicious way to make salmon! Simple, clean, healthy! 

Servings 4


  • 4 (4-6oz) pieces skinless salmon
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 12-15 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 4 cedar wrapping papers and twine


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Place the cedar papers and twine in water to soak for about 30 minutes so they do not burn while cooking. 

  3. Once the papers are soaked remove and place on a cutting board. Place one piece of salmon on each paper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Place 3 slices of lemon on each piece of fish. Top with a few springs of dill.

  4. Wrap the sides of the paper over the fish and tie with twine.

  5. Place each fish packet in a casserole dish or baking sheet.  

  6. Bake 20 minutes for medium well.  

  7. Serve with extra lemon if desired.

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