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Cedar Plank Salmon

by Olena

Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!

Remember my Thai salmon? This cedar plank salmon recipe is similar but with instructions how to grill it on a bbq to blow every one of your family member’s mind. If you ever cared about that, of course. Otherwise, it’s just the best-best way to make salmon on a BBQ. And it’s so easy too!

Years-years-years ago much-much-much more seasoned and older couple than me an Alex (I was 20, knew nothing about cooking) introduced us to this recipe. I swear, it was one and only recipe we used to grill for years before iFOODreal came along.

What Is Cedar Plank Salmon Seasoning

Cedar plank salmon seasoning is simple – it’s my Thai sweet chili sauce recipe aka homemade Thai Kitchen sauce. It’s super simple to make and is way healthier than its store-bought version. The best part is that you don’t have to marinate the salmon in it – “Ain’t nobody got time for that”. Make cedar plank salmon on a Friday night after work!

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Use leftover Thai sauce with meats, seafood, vegetables and for dipping.

Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!

Where Can I Buy a Cedar Plank

Before fancy cedar planks stamped with instructions came to Costco, at the beginning of the season Alex would buy one huge cedar plank at Home Depot and cut into 7-8 planks. That’s it. Nowadays, virtually any grocery store sells cedar planks but you can save a few $s using our Ukrainian-Russian hack.

How Long to Grill Salmon on Cedar Plank

20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F. This way salmon will come out juicy.

Looking for more ways to cook salmon? Check out my honey garlic salmon, baked salmon recipe or a collection of healthy salmon recipes.

How to Make Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe

  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes. Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!
  2. In a small saucepan, add maple syrup, water, vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, salt and red chili pepper flakes; whisk well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened. Reserve 1/2 cup for cedar plank salmon and transfer remainder to a glass jar. Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (500 degrees F). Place salmon on pre-soaked cedar plank and brush with half of the reserved 1/2 cup Thai sauce. Place on a grill, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!
  4. Open the grill, brush salmon with remaining sauce, cover and grill for another 10 minutes or until the thermometer inserted in the deepest spot reads 130 degrees F. Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!
  5. Cut into 8 slices and serve warm right off the plank placed on a platter. You can brush salmon with more Thai sauce if desired. Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident!

The day before the video recipe production I was shopping at Costco. Unfortunately, it doesn’t carry wild salmon and I ended up buying farmed salmon (I was too tired to stop at another store). It explains not as bright orange/red colour and larger flakes. I forgot how much less flavourful farmed salmon is. I will not be buying it any time soon.

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Cedar Plank Salmon

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Best BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe or how to grill salmon on a cedar plank glazed with easy healthy maple Thai sauce that will blow everyone’s mind. Yup, we are THAT confident about this smoky sweet with a tiny bit of heat melt in your mouth salmon recipe!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, add maple syrup, water, vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, salt and red chili pepper flakes; whisk well.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened. Reserve 1/2 cup for cedar plank salmon and transfer remainder to a glass jar. Use with meats, seafood, vegetables and for dipping. Highly recommend to make Thai Salmon that everyone will rave about for weeks!
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (500 degrees F). Place salmon on pre-soaked cedar plank and brush with half of the reserved 1/2 cup Thai sauce. Place on a grill, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Open the grill, brush salmon with remaining sauce, cover and grill for another 10 minutes or until the thermometer inserted in the deepest spot reads 130 degrees F.
  6. Cut into 8 slices and serve warm right off the plank placed on a platter. You can brush salmon with more Thai sauce if desired.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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