Cedar Plank Salmon

cedar plank salmon

5 from 3 reviews

Cedar Plank Salmon comes out juicy, with caramelized Thai sweet chili sauce on top and incredible woodsy flavors. It is easy to make as no marinating is required and salmon doesn’t fall apart. This grilled salmon will blow everyone’s mind!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • 3 lbs salmon fillet, skin on or off
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white or rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes


  1. Soak cedar plank in water for at least 1 hour. I like to fill up sink with a few inches of water.
  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.
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


Cedar plank salmon tastes amazing cold. Chances are if you are grilling, it is sunny and warm outside. Refrigerate slices of salmon in airtight container for up to 5 days. Then pop right from the fridge on a bed of simple greens, tomatoes and anything else you like drizzled with olive oil and any vinegar.

If you would like to reheat cedar plank salmon, add it to a skillet with splash of water. Then cover and cook on low for about 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.

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