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Grilled Gingered Salmon Recipe
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Grilled Gingered Salmon

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    12 hrs 30 mins


  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.
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  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 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.


17 Ratings

Aug 30, 2010

Only marinated it for about 30 minutes then stuck it in foil on the rave reviews! Love when something is simple And delicious!!

Mar 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!!

Feb 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).

Nov 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!!

Aug 24, 2009

this is a brillrant brunch dish served with deviled eggs and caviar

Jul 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!


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1885 mg
  • 75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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