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Barbecued Cedar Plank Salmon recipe

Barbecued Cedar Plank Salmon recipe

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  • Seafood
  • Fish
  • Oily fish
  • Salmon
  • Whole salmon

This is one of my most requested recipes and though it's dead easy, it never fails to impress.

21 people made this

IngredientsServes: 8

  • 225ml soy sauce
  • 200g muscovado sugar
  • 1 (10cm) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 (1.25kg) whole salmon fillet with skin
  • 1 untreated cedar plank

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:12hr marinating › Ready in:12hr30min

  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, muscovado sugar, minced ginger, olive oil and garlic in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic zipper bag. Add the salmon fillet, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or up to 2 days.
  2. About 1/2 hour before barbecuing, soak cedar plank in water.
  3. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove the salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place the salmon, skin side down, onto the cedar plank.
  5. Barbecue with the barbecue cover closed until the salmon is opaque but still juicy, about 20 minutes. Carefully remove the salmon from the plank in one piece, leaving the skin on the plank.

Cedar planks

Cedar planks for barbecuing can be purchased online or in specialty shops.

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Reviews in English (16)

by EverSince

This is really tasty, and really easy. Cut way back on the sugar (to about a tablespoon for a halved recipe) and didn't miss it. It was great even without marinating time! Added a couple of Thai red chilis also, and garnished with chopped cilantro. Grilled without the plank. This one is a must-try. After making this a few times: zipping up the ginger and garlic in a mini food processor makes it even easier. Toasted sesame oil is delicious in place of the olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon is nice if you like some heat.-01 Nov 2009


Only marinated it for about 30 minutes then stuck it in foil on the rave reviews! Love when something is simple And delicious!!-30 Aug 2010

by maureen

delicious!! i used half the brown sugar. i only had time to marinate my hoco fillet salmon for 30 mins. 30 min soaking time with my cedar plank too. worked out fine. being a thinner piece of salmon it took longer to grill than i thought it would. i use a charcoal grill. it took about 30 mins to cook. next time i'll soak the plank longer. slow cook the salmon. so worth the wait!!-10 Mar 2010

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