Rating: 4.74 stars
232 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 195
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4

I live in Alaska and have 3 sons that love to fish. I have had to come up with some pretty creative ways to prepare salmon, this is by far my family and friends favorite way to eat fresh salmon. I soak an untreated cedar plank in water and bourbon while they are out fishing for the day and fix the barbeque sauce so that's it is ready to get grilling.....

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak the cedar planks in warm water for 1 to 2 hours. Add a splash of bourbon to the water if desired.

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  • Bring the pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and honey to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and stir in the sugar, 1 teaspoon black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 15 minutes. Set the sauce aside.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate. They are ready to cook on when they start to smoke and crackle just a little.

  • Season the salmon with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper. Place the fillets onto the smoking cedar planks, close the lid of the grill, and cook for 10 minutes. Spoon a small amount of the sauce over the salmon fillets, and continue cooking until the fish turns opaque in the center, about 5 minutes more. Serve with the remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 37g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 114.2mg; sodium 893.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (234)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
Thank you for sharing. This was awesome. Instead of grilling; since we are in apartment I baked the salmon for 25 min at 350 and it turned out wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2011
We thought it was way to peppery and we usually like spicey. We liked the other flavors and might make it again but adjust it a bit. Read More
(6)
232 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 195
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
Thank you for sharing. This was awesome. Instead of grilling; since we are in apartment I baked the salmon for 25 min at 350 and it turned out wonderful. Read More
(242)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
I made this in a skillet (didn't have a plank)and my husband said it was the best salmon he ever had! Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
AWESOME! I will make this again and again! Yumm! And don't be afraid of the cayenne pepper it's certainly not too strong (my husband agreed and he doesn't care for really spicy things - I do though). We cooked exactly by recipe and on a cedar plank on gas grill! It was out of this world - one of the best salmon dishes I've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2008
My husband and I love this recipe. Thank you so much. It is a KEEPER! Question: some have mentioned plank salmon cooking using a kitchen oven instead of outside grilling. How do you preheat the plank and cook the salmon without having your home filled with SMOKE? Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
I made this recipe last night for the wife and I. The taste was excellent. My wife has declared it her favorite salmon recipe to date. I served it over white rice and mixed some of the sauce into the rice as it cooked. I did as some others suggested and brushed salmon with sauce 3-4 times as it cooked. Otherwise I did not open grill at all. Poured a genourous amount of sauce overtop all seconds before eating. Only real modification was that i used a alder plank rather than a cedar. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2009
VERY GOOD!! Didn't change a thing. It was a little spicy when tasting alone but was perfect once on the salmon. It had just the right amount of spicy sweet flavor. I put salmon on top of whole grain rice then poured a little of the left over sauce on top. FANTASTIC! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
I LOVED this recipe. Only thing that I added was peppercorns on top and baked for 25 minutes. I basted the salmon a few times while the sauce thickened and had leftover so we had enough to dip each piece of salmon in the sauce. SO FREEEKING DELICIOUS! I seriously just wanted to drink the sauce. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
I am always trying to do new things with Salmon it is after all my family's favorite fish. This was wonderful. So much so I made it twice in one week and shared with my visiting parents. Okay so I don't measure the ingredients just put in as much as looked good. AND I used it to glaze the fish about three times while cooking so there was no need to serve any extra sauce on top at the table. My four year old LOVED it. He's my favorite and most honest critic. Freeze left over sauce to use again next time for ease on week nights. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2010
Served to rave reviews from entire family! All agreed this was the best Salmon recipe ever tasted! I followed the recipe exactly except simmered the sauce for at least 40 minutes instead of the 15 suggested. It took that much time to reduce to a syrupy texture. Will make this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2011
We thought it was way to peppery and we usually like spicey. We liked the other flavors and might make it again but adjust it a bit. Read More
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