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Finished cedar planked salmon garnished with lemon slices and chopped parsley.

Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon

Sweet and tangy salmon on the grill with a hint of smoky cedar.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cedar plan salmon, grilled salmon, maple mustard salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking plank 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 373kcal
Author Kelly | the hungry bluebird


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg