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Cedar Plank-Grilled Glazed Wild Salmon

In Fish, Recipes, Seafood on August 7, 2011 at 7:11 PM

King Salmon Grilled to Perfection on the Plank

(serves 4)


2.5 to 3 lbs. of wild salmon fillets
¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
3 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh ginger; about 2 peeled pieces one- inch in length
2 tbsp. coarsely chopped garlic, about 5 cloves
2 tbsp. dried mustard powder
4 teaspoons Potlatch Seasoning


1.    Soak the cedar plank for several hours before grilling.
2.    In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce and honey.
3.    Add the garlic, ginger and mustard powder and let sit for 30 minutes so the flavors blend.
4.    Remove fish from refrigerator and let sit for 20 minutes while you pre-heat the gas grill on medium. If your grill has a thermometer, you want it to be at about 450 degrees.
5.    Place salmon in a shallow non-reactive pan, skin side up and pour marinade over it.

Marinating King Salmon Fillets

6.    Let salmon sit in marinade for 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes. Do not marinate for more than 30 minutes or the flesh might begin to break down.
7.    Sprinkle the Potlatch seasoning over the flesh side of the salmon.
8.    Place the cedar plank on the grill over indirect heat. We have a three burner grill, so I shut the middle one and place the cedar plank over it, that reduces the chance of the the plank catching fire. Place the salmon fillets on the plank, flesh side up.
9.    Grill the salmon on the plank for 12 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish and your preference for degree of doneness. (If you are using Coho Salmon fillets, which are usually less than an inch thick at their thickest part – 12-15 minutes. King Salmon, which are usually more than an inch thick, will require 20-30 minutes according to degree of doneness preferred and thickness of the fillets.)

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  1. I bet the honey and ginger work perfectly on this!

  2. Yup, a great combination!

  3. Reblogged this on The Literate Chef and commented:

    It’s summertime and the grilling is easy, so get down to the fishmongers and get some wild salmon and have a feast. This was posted last summer but you can enjoy it anew.

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