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Cedar Plank Sake Salmon



One thing this Caribbean girl likes is seafood and salmon is one of my favorite fish. So when we got in the mail our shipment of Holland House vinegars and cooking wines as we are part of their blogger program. The first one that caught my attention was the Sake… it was curiosity at first sight! That’s how this cedar plank sake salmon was born!

Since hubby has been wanting to try grilling with a cedar plank and keep in mind we grill every day we can, no matter if he even has to wear his heavy coat and gloves. Once that was decided (yes it was a big deal for him!) I knew that marinating the salmon was best. With the Holland House Sake Cooking Wine preparing the marinade was a breeze.

Now, if you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can skip the plank step and grill the fish. It would take about 3-5 minutes per side.

We loved that Asian take-out taste that the sake provided as well as the feeling of having a restaurant quality meal at home without spending a fortune! Of course, this was the perfect gluten free meal to convince the hubby that we should switch.

Cedar Plank Sake Salmon

How to prepare Cedar Plank Sake Salmon:

Cedar Plank Sake Salmon
Author: Yoly
  • 1 cedar plank
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 5-ounce wild salmon fillets, or steaks, 3/4-1 inch thick, skin on
  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours.
  2. Cut the orange in half. Cut one half in slices and reserve other half for marinade.
  3. Cut the lemon in half. Cut one half in slices and reserve other half for marinade.
  4. In a bowl, combine the juice of the half orange and half lemon, soy sauce, sake and honey. Mix well.
  5. In a freezer bag, add the salmon fillets and marinade. Leave to marinate for about 2 hours in the fridge.
  6. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  7. Remove the salmon from the marinade, place it skin-side down on the cedar plank and add half slices of lemon and orange on top.
  8. Place the soaked plank over direct heat on the grill and heat for 2 minutes.
  9. Move the plank so it’s over indirect heat (away from the coals or flames.)
  10. Close the lid and cook until the fish is just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. You can serve the salmon on the cedar plank if desired.

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  1. Slap Dash Mom

    October 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t like lemon on my fish BUT.. that salmon looks great. I definitely want to try it without the lemon – even though they’re pretty. 😉

  2. Teresa Olvera

    October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Yoly! I have never been one to like salmon but after seeing this post, this might be a deal changer! This recipe looks delicious with the citrus and honey! I bet it gave it such a sweet flavor mixed with the soy! Yum!

  3. Ange

    October 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I hate fish, but that looks good enough to eat! I may have to try it out 🙂

  4. Ashley McLure

    October 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    If only I had the nerve to use hubby’s grill..

  5. Kita

    October 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Not a fan of salmon but my hubs loves it as a matter of fact he he just had some tonight. This looks good and I know he will want to try it.

  6. Ann at Mundane Magic

    October 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    We love salmon – all five of us – at our house. I do use a plank regularly, but have never marinated my salmon. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  7. Cara

    October 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    This looks yummy! I love salmon and I love everything about grilling and the fact that it’s gluten free makes me happy! I am going to have to try this soon!

  8. Latoicha

    October 24, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I love Salmon and will definitely use this recipe when I cook Salmon again. Thanks!

  9. Elizabeth

    October 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Yum! Have to pin this! Looks fantastic!

  10. Melissa

    October 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Oh yum! I’m drooling here. Looks so good!

  11. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    October 24, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    My sister does this frequently but yours looks even better than hers!

  12. Leandrea

    October 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Whoa! Salmon on a cedar plank….this looks amazing. I am going to add it to our monthly meal calendar!

  13. Merissa @ Little House Living

    October 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I’m not a fan of fish but my husband would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Piera

    October 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

    This recipe looks AMAZING! I have never used cedar plank before, but have been wanting to – will definitely bookmark this recipe!

  15. brett

    October 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

    i’m not a fish person. like at all. but this i would at least try. my family would devour it- all 3 kids and hubby love seafood of all kinds!

  16. Meghan Cooper

    October 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve been dying to try this myself at home! I’ve only had Cedar Plank in restaurants.

  17. Lisa {Simplified Saving}

    October 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve been trying to eat more fish…and this recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Just thinking about the citrus and honey combo makes my mouth water.

  18. Stacie COnnerty

    October 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I am not a huge fish eater, but my kids sure are. I will have to try this out and see how they like it.

  19. Chrishelle

    October 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    That salmon sounds delicious and healthy. My husband got some cedar planks for Father’s Day we really need to use them.

  20. Victoria

    October 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Yoly,

    Oh, how I wish my husband would eat fish! I love it and have tried it a dozen ways that he won’t touch. Maybe if I get a cedar plank and tell him to give it a try on his own he might be more willing to take a bite or two…

    While I’m allergic to citrus, I wonder if mango would be a great substitute. Have you tried this recipe with mango before? I’m thinking that might be a hit with my mango-loving kids too.

    Thank you so much for the great inspiration. We are always looking for ways to go gluten free too.

    Drive Me Crazy Family Adventure

  21. Catherine L.

    October 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of Salmon, but this looks amazing. I will have to try the recipe and see how I like it.

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