Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple Glaze

cedar plank salmon

Prep time

1 hr

Cook time

15-20 min








  • 4 salmon fillets, skin-on (about 6 ounces each)

  • Cedar grilling plank (soaked in water for at least 1 hour)

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Maple Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


Prepare the Cedar Plank

Soak the cedar grilling plank in water for at least 1 hour, making sure it's fully submerged. This helps prevent the plank from catching fire during grilling.

Prepare the Maple Glaze

In a bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, grated ginger, and apple cider vinegar. This will be your glaze for the salmon.

Prepare the Salmon

Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Season them with a pinch of salt and black pepper on both sides.

Preheat the Grill

Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.

Place the Plank on the Grill

Place the soaked cedar plank on the grill over direct heat for a couple of minutes, until it starts to crackle and smoke. This helps release the cedar aroma.

Move the Plank

Using tongs, move the plank to the indirect heat zone or to a cooler part of the grill.

Place the Salmon on the Plank

Place the seasoned salmon fillets, skin-side down, on the cedar plank.

Apply the Glaze

Brush a generous amount of the maple glaze over the top of each salmon fillet.

Grill the Salmon

Close the lid of the grill and cook the salmon for about 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Cooking time may vary based on the thickness of the fillets.

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