Rating: 4.68 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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

385 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 11.7g; fat 23g; cholesterol 82.6mg; sodium 1884.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This is really tasty, and really easy. Cut way back on the sugar (to about a tablespoon for a halved recipe) and didn't miss it. It was great even without marinating time! Added a couple of Thai red chilis also, and garnished with chopped cilantro. Grilled without the plank. This one is a must-try. After making this a few times: zipping up the ginger and garlic in a mini food processor makes it even easier. Toasted sesame oil is delicious in place of the olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon is nice if you like some heat. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2011
This recipe has far far too much sugar as written. What a way to ruin a beautiful piece of salmon. As one other reviewer wrote cut the sugar way back to a tbsp or two max and the soy sauce back to about half (use low sodium!) and let the flavor of the fish come through. Read More
(10)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2010
This is really tasty, and really easy. Cut way back on the sugar (to about a tablespoon for a halved recipe) and didn't miss it. It was great even without marinating time! Added a couple of Thai red chilis also, and garnished with chopped cilantro. Grilled without the plank. This one is a must-try. After making this a few times: zipping up the ginger and garlic in a mini food processor makes it even easier. Toasted sesame oil is delicious in place of the olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon is nice if you like some heat. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Only marinated it for about 30 minutes then stuck it in foil on the grill...got rave reviews! Love when something is simple And delicious!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2010
delicious!! i used half the brown sugar. i only had time to marinate my hoco fillet salmon for 30 mins. 30 min soaking time with my cedar plank too. worked out fine. being a thinner piece of salmon it took longer to grill than i thought it would. i use a charcoal grill. it took about 30 mins to cook. next time i'll soak the plank longer. slow cook the salmon. so worth the wait!! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
We absolutely loved this recipe!! As with most we made a few modifications. We did not have the dark brown sugar or molasses soe we used regular brown sugar and syrup. I love garlic and was very liberal with it. Because of our busy schedules we had to postpone the meal an extra day (so it marinaded for two whole days). Oh my goodness!!! If there is any way you can soak it for two days Make it so!! We also soaked the cedar planks for two days in water. This really kept them from catching fire. Using fresh minced ginger is the only way to go (used extra ginger too). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
this is a brillrant brunch dish served with deviled eggs and caviar Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2011
This recipe has far far too much sugar as written. What a way to ruin a beautiful piece of salmon. As one other reviewer wrote cut the sugar way back to a tbsp or two max and the soy sauce back to about half (use low sodium!) and let the flavor of the fish come through. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2009
This is a great recipe. A great variation is to switch the muscovado for 2 tbsp og honey and a few drops of sesame oil..... deeeeeelicious!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2010
This was an excellent salmon recipe! My new "go to" marinade. Used maple planks. Followed the recipe exactly. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
My husband always raves about cedar plank salmon dishes this one was no exception! I would recommend not soaking the plank dipping it the water for a minute only keeps the salmon moist but not soggy. Also be prepared for lots of smoke! Read More
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