Barbecued Cedar Plank Salmon

Barbecued Cedar Plank Salmon


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About this recipe: This is one of my most requested recipes and though it's dead easy, it never fails to impress.

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Serves: 8 

  • 225ml soy sauce
  • 200g muscovado sugar
  • 1 (10cm) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 (1.25kg) whole salmon fillet with skin
  • 1 untreated cedar plank

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:12hr marinating  ›  Ready in:12hr30min 

  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 barbecuing, soak cedar plank in water.
  3. Preheat an outdoor barbecue 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. Barbecue with the barbecue 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.

Cedar planks

Cedar planks for barbecuing can be purchased online or in specialty shops.

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