Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

Posted on Jul 20, 2015
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Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

We had a great Fourth of July this year.  Just my husband and me, Picky Eater had to work.  Since she doesn’t like salmon, what a great time to fire up the grill for Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon.  We’ve been eating more salmon this year and this was the first time on the grill.  I forgot how much I like it this way.  And it is super easy.

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

So you need a cedar plank.  You can find them all over this time of year, I got mine at the grocery store.  You need to soak it in water for a couple hours so it doesn’t catch on fire.  It tends to float in the water so I weigh it down with a glass of water.

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

I make a simple sauce to brush on the salmon just before cooking with maple syrup, coarse Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar.  That’s it.  Simple and delicious with the smoky cedar.  I used skinless fillets but it really doesn’t matter.  I kind of think the fragrant cedar penetrates the skinless better though.  I’ve also made it with a whole piece of salmon when entertaining, beautiful.

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

We had a nice, quiet fourth this year.  Great weather and a great dinner.  I made a black bean and rice salad and we had cheesecake with berry sauce for dessert.  It was a perfect meal.

Happy belated Fourth.

Best, Kelly

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

Sweet and tangy salmon on the grill with a hint of smoky cedar.
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Servings: 4
Author: Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, the real stuff
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 salmon fillets, about 2 pounds, or 1 piece
  • 1 soaked cedar grilling plank

Instructions

  • Soak plank in water for 1-2 hours.
  • In small bowl, whisk mustard, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prepare grill to temperature of 350º.
  • Wipe plank dry and place on hot grill and close lid.
  • Heat plank for 3 minutes on one side and then flip and heat another 3 minutes until plank begins to smoke and crackle.
  • Using tongs, take plank off grill and onto a sheet pan. Arrange salmon on plank and brush it all over with maple mustard sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Return plank with salmon to the grill with tongs. Close lid and grill until just done, about 10 minutes (about 20 minutes if using a whole piece).
  • Remove plank and salmon from grill and tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Good idea to have a spray bottle on hand in case of flare-ups.
  • The salmon can marinate in the maple mustard sauce while preparing the grill and cedar plank for about 20-30 minutes and then put on the plank to grill.
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