Cedar Planked Sockeye Salmon with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

Cedar Planked Sockeye Salmon with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

Matt Caudle
Serves: 4 • Time to Prepare: 50 min.


4 8 oz. portions of Sockeye Salmon
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large cedar plank, pre-soaked


In a large bowl mix combine the maple syrup, brown sugar and soy sauce. Whisk well and add the black pepper.

Prepare the salmon by rinsing with cold water and patting dry with a cloth or paper towel. Pour half of the glaze over the salmon portions and put in fridge to marinate for 30 minutes. Save other half for finishing sauce.

Pre-heat your B.B.Q. to 375 degrees and place you cedar plank on the grill. Note: Cedar plank should soak for a minimum of 4 hours in hot water before use to prevent catching fire. Brush plank with olive oil and place salmon portions directly on the plank. Pour marinade over salmon and close the lid. Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon) undisturbed. Avoid opening the lid as much as possible to maintain the maximum amount of cedar flavour. 

While the salmon cooks in a side sauce pan reduce second half of the glaze in thicker syrup.

Remove plank and plate salmon portions. Drizzle a spoonful of the glaze over the salmon and serve.