From Canada with love - a superb way of serving salmon fillets with a bit of a sweet kick. This can't-miss recipe is from my great friend Sharon O. in Calgary. She always serves us the best salmon dinners and I told her I would submit this on her behalf.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place soy sauce, maple syrup, rye whiskey, and wasabi paste into a blender. Cover blender and puree until smooth. Pour half of the mixture into a resealable plastic bag for marinade and reserve remaining mixture in the refrigerator for dipping sauce. Place salmon in the bag, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate salmon in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

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  • Submerge cedar planks in water and soak for at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Remove salmon fillets from marinade, and place each one on a soaked cedar plank. Discard bag and marinade.

  • Place planked salmon into the grill, close cover, and roast until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Serve with reserved dipping sauce.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 47.1g 94% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 23.6g 36% DV; cholesterol 149.2mg 50% DV; sodium 1965.2mg 79% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2018
Family seems to love this recipe I was told that it was a keeper. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2016
Sorry but this was not my taste at all. The salmon turned out too wet and sweet for my liking. The syrup was overbearing. It might have worked better with brown sugar. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2013
Followed the recipe exactly except baked on plank in oven. Didn't find the marinade to be anything special. Probably won't make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2018
Family seems to love this recipe I was told that it was a keeper. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2016
Sorry but this was not my taste at all. The salmon turned out too wet and sweet for my liking. The syrup was overbearing. It might have worked better with brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2017
I thought this turned out pretty good. I did cut back on the syrup and also added some all natural salt and pepper blend but that was the only change I made. My salmon was pretty thick so I grilled it 5 minutes longer to be safe. It also still had the skin on so on that last 5 minutes extra I set it directly on the grill to "burn" the skin making it easier to eat. The meat was super tender and slid right off of the skin. This is a good recipe and one I would make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2014
We loved it. We eat a lot of fish and am always looking for ways to cook it. This was easy and different for us. Read More