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CEDAR PLANK SALMON WITH MAPLE GINGER GLAZE
Cedar plank salmon is a delicious way to grill salmon with enormous flavor! And it's even better topped with my maple ginger glaze. Watch the video above to see how I make it!
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU SOAK CEDAR PLANKS?
Cedar planks should be soaked for at least 1-2 hours. I buy these ones that are extra long to better accommodate a big filet. But if you plan to grill smaller salmon pieces, you could opt for a shorter length.
INGREDIENTS (for 3x people)
- 4.5 lbs Salmon, (Sockeye, Coho, King)
- 1.5 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup tamari, or coconut aminos
- 0.75 cup lemon juice
- 9 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 tbsp grated ginger
HOW TO MAKE CEDAR PLANK SALMON
Once you make this recipe you’ll wonder why you haven’t made cedar plank salmon sooner. Here’s how easy it is:
- Soak the planks for at least 1-2 hours in water, then dry with a kitchen towel.
- Preheat your grill to medium high.
- Toast the planks (optional) to dry them off. Just place them empty on the grill for 2 minutes, then flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes.
- Place the salmon on the planks. If your salmon doesn’t fit, you can use more than one plank or place it on a diagonal across several planks.
- Season your salmon with the maple ginger glaze on the plank. You can add more glaze halfway through as well.
- Cook the salmon for 12-15 minutes on medium indirect heat.
- Submerge your cedar planks in water for at least 2 hours. You may need to put something heavy on them to keep them under water.
- Add the maple syrup, tamari, lemon juice, garlic and ginger to a small pot on high heat. Bring the sauce to a boil and then turn it down to low, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced in half and becomes thicker, then remove from the heat.
- Turn the grill on medium high until it reaches 350°F (175°C). If possible, use indirect heat.
- While the grill is heating, pat down the salmon to remove any extra moisture. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on the soaked cedar plank and brush the glaze over the whole salmon. (Optional: You can remove the skin from the salmon before placing on the plank.)
- Once the grill has heated, place the cedar plank in the middle of the grill and close the lid. Cook for 12-15 minutes. It's better to slightly under cook the salmon than overcook, as it will continue cooking once removed from the grill. You can add a little more glaze to the salmon halfway through the cooking process.
- Once the salmon is done, turn the grill off and use 2 tongs to transport the cedar plank to a large baking pan. Add optional toppings like green onion and serve immediately.