Grilled Gingered Salmon


This is one of my most requested recipes, and there's never a crumb left when I make it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup muscovado (dark brown) sugar

  • 1 (5 inch) piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 (3 pound) whole salmon fillet with skin

  • 1 untreated cedar plank


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, muscovado sugar, minced ginger, olive oil, and garlic in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic zipper bag. Add the salmon fillet, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or up to 2 days.

  2. About 1/2 hour before grilling, soak cedar plank in water.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove the salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place the salmon, skin side down, onto the cedar plank.

  5. Grill with the grill cover closed until the salmon is opaque but still juicy, about 20 minutes. Carefully remove the salmon from the plank in one piece, leaving the skin on the plank.

Cook's Note:

Muscovado sugar is a dark brown sugar with a molasses flavor. You can buy it online, at health food stores, or at specialty grocery stores. Dark brown sugar with a bit of molasses makes a good substitute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
23g Fat
12g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1885mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 591mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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