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Crazy Delicious cedar Planked Salmon with Honey, Soy & Ginger

Crazy Delicious Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey, Soy & Ginger Glaze

Tender Fillet Of Salmon gets a smokey essence from the cedar plank – but most of all the texture is outrageous and silky smooth!
An easy whisked Asian-inspired Marinade also becomes the Glaze!

Cedar Planked Salmon with Soy, Honey & Ginger Glaze
Moist & Crazy Delicious!
Crazy Delicious Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey, Soy & Ginger Glaze
The Marinade is reduced to make the Glaze. Add Yuzu Juice (from a Japanese market – it’s flavor is outrageous. 

Don’t be intimidated – this is a quite simple recipe and on you should be making if you are a salmon lover. Bursting with Umami flavors (“a pleasant savory taste.”) – soy, miso, garlic, salmon and mushrooms (in the side dish.)
This recipe serves 6 – Make an exceptional lunch or dinner the second day… I love it cold too!

Get Started!  Basic Instructions:
  • Soak a cedar plank in water – I did so for 3 hours
  • Whisk the marinade/ glaze ingredients together
  • Add 3 tablespoons marinade to the salmon fillet (skinless) refrigerate 30 minutes
  • Heat a grill; 375 degrees, works perfectly
  • Heat the cedar plank until slightly blackened, turn over, add salmon fillet with scallion strips
  • Place plank on grill and close tight
  • Cook for 15  minutes (internal temperature 140 degrees) until firm but not overcooked (depends on thickness)
  • Add Yuzu juice, reduce marinade by half it’s volume in a skillet – pour over the salmon and serve
  • Serve with glaze on top; add thin cut scallions, chopped chives and grilled lemon slices

See the recipe for step-by step directions… this is a recipe that is easy enough for weeknight cooking – and fabulous for entertaining. Double by using two cedar planks and double the pounds of salmon to feed a crowd.

How to know when the Salmon is Perfectly Cooked?
  • Use an instant read thermometer – 140 degrees in the thickest part of the fish, or 130 degrees for rare.
  • Cooked salmon color inside will be an opaque pinkish white color on the outside and translucent pink on the inside.
  • If in doubt, get a peek at the inside of the salmon, use just the tip of a sharp knife to push into it about halfway down. You can see how the fish flakes and see the interior color which should be slightly translucent.
  • If it flakes, it’s likely overcooked and dried out.

That white gunk you will see seeping from your salmon is called albumin. It’s a protein—not fat—that pushes to the surface of the fish when you heat it.Once this protein reaches temperatures between 140 and 150 degrees, its moisture is squeezed out, and it congeals and turns white. If much “white stuff” is leaking out – this is a sign you have overcooked the salmon.

Crazy Delicious Cedar Planked Salmon Glaze Ingredients
Ingredients for the Marinade/Glaze
Weighting the cedar planks for the salmon
Weighting the cedar planks for the salmon – place in a rimmed baking pan add water and weights
Marinating salmon for cedar planking
Add 3 tablespoon of the marinade and brush top and bottom; refrigerate 30 minutes to infuse flavor; add scallion strips 
Place soaked cedar plank on grill, close and turn over in a few minutes when it has blackened a bit
Place soaked cedar plank on grill, close and turn over in a few minutes when it has blackened a bit
Why cook on a Cedar Plank?

With the skin removed, the salmon flesh will be infused with the savory flavor of cedar smoke.
Another benefit of planking is that it infuses steam, so food stays moist as well as tasty… it really does!

Salmon on cedar plank going in the grill - keep the top closed!
Salmon on cedar plank going in the grill – keep the top closed!
Perfectly cooked off the grill; salmon on Cedar Planks - ready to remove and serve!
Perfectly cooked – ready to remove and serve!
Serving the Cedar Planked Salmon with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Spinach & Garlic
I’m serving the Salmon with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Spinach & Garlic

You will LOVE this recipe!
Karen

Serving the Cedar Planked Salmon with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Spinach & Garlic

Crazy Delicious Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey, Soy & Ginger Glaze

Tender Fillet Of Salmon gets a smokey essence from the cedar plank - but most of all the texture is outrageous and silky smooth! An easy whisked Asian-inspired Marinade also becomes the Glaze! Actually a simple recipe - I'll walk you through it! Delicious the next day too.
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2.75 pounds salmon fillet skin removed

Marinade & Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated fine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic peeled, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or gluten free tamari (I use)
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons miso paste white mild
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanut oil or 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sichuan chili flakes or other spicy chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (minced yellow rind)
  • 3 whole scallions (for topping salmon) 5" lengths
  • 1 tablespoon pure yuzu juice ( to be added at the end) if not available, use lemon juice

Instructions

  • Soak the cedar plank for 3 hours. Place it in a rimmed baking sheet, pour cool water over to cover well and weight down (I used coffee mugs) Then - remove plank from water.

Whisk Marinade/Glaze

  • Whisk well the first 8 ingredients; ginger through lemon zest in a bowl.
    Place the salmon fillet in a pan to hold - spoon 3 tablespoons on top and brush over and under with the marinade. Cover and place in the refigerator for 30 minutes.
    The rest will be reduced for an awesome glaze!

Ready to Grill!

  • Heat the grill (I use a gas grill) to 375 degrees. Place the cedar plank on the grill and let it blacken a little underneath, about 5 minutes. Turn over with tongs.
    Using a large metal spatula, add the salmon fillet to the plank - add strips of scallion accross the fish.
  • Close the grill, try not to peak to often - let the plank smoke and the fish cook. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish and your temperature - should be done, but not overcooked in 15 minutes. (fish will feel firm - an instant read thermometer at 140 degrees at thickest part of the fish is perfectly cooked.)
    See below - garnish: How to grill lemon slices. Easily done after salmon cooks on grill when still hot.

While salmon cooks; make Glaze:

  • Simply place the marinade in a small non reative pot. Add 1 tablespoon Yuzu juice (or lemon juice) and reduce by half it's volume over a simmer. Done in about 5 minutes.

Finish the dish:

  • Remove salmon from the cedar pank carefully to a serving platter, or individual plates. Spoon over a portion of glaze with some cooked scallions. For Garnishes add thinly sliced scallions, chopped chives and grilled lemon wedges.

Notes

For Grilled Lemon Wedges: Slice 3, 1/3" rounds of lemon, brush both sides with neutral oil and grill each side until nice grill marks form. Can cut each in half for 6 servings. 
This recipe may not be reproduced with out the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: Main Course
CUISINE: American, Asian Influence
KEYWORDS: cedar planked salmon, Honey, Soy & Ginger Glaze
Nutrition Facts
Crazy Delicious Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey, Soy & Ginger Glaze
Amount per Serving
Calories
361
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
114
mg
38
%
Sodium
 
522
mg
23
%
Potassium
 
1066
mg
30
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
42
g
84
%
Vitamin A
 
115
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crazy Delicious cedar Planked Salmon with Honey, Soy & Ginger

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