Friday, August 6, 2010

Cedar Planked Salmon with a Maple Glaze

If there is one thing that always tastes amazing on the BBQ, it is salmon! We bought some cedar planks at the grocery store at the beginning of this summer, and have been on the lookout for a good recipe for salmon to use them with.  We found this on, and the original recipe can be found here.

The glaze was really easy to make, and the leftover glaze makes an awesome sauce to put on top of your salmon and any veggies you are having with it.  We cut our salmon into pieces before glazing and cooking it, because we wanted to get as much of that delicious glaze on each piece as we could!

Cooking with the cedar plank was really neat, and gave the salmon an extra dimension to the flavor that was so good!  I think next we are going to try cooking our veggies on a cedar plank to try to infuse that yummy flavor into them as well.

We served our salmon with grilled asparagus and some perishke's that we had picked up at the farmer's market that day.  The remaining glaze was delicious on our asparagus as well.

Cedar Planked Salmon with a Maple Glaze

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp grated gingerroot
  • 4 tbsps lemon juice (with 1 tbsp set aside)
  • 3 tbsps soya sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • untreated cedar plank
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pound salmon filet, with our without skin
  1. Soak your cedar board in water for half an hour
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the first 5 ingredients to a bowl (leaving the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice aside for now), and then let it simmer on low for about half an hour
  3. Place your soaked cedar board on the grill for a couple minutes to heat up
  4. While the cedar board is heating up, cover the salmon (skin side down, if it has the skin on it) with about half of the glaze.
  5. Transfer the glazed salmon to the cedar board, and cook until the salmon flakes apart with a fork (cooking times vary depending on the thickness of the salmon)
  6. While the salmon is cooking, heat the remaining glaze again and add the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice to make the sauce
  7. Enjoy on a patio in the warm sun!

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