This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina. She’s always coming up with great recipes, and here we have Carina’s recipe for Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood which she has cooked in her Kamado Oven. You can of course cook in a regular oven too.
Carina has used a wonderful rub and glaze, and cooked the salmon on a cedar wood plank. This of course will give the salmon a lovely flavour from the wood too. Cedar Wood Planks can be used around 3 times and then they need replacing. It’s certainly a great way to add another flavour dimension to your food.
You can also use this recipe for chicken or pork, just be sure to adjust the cook times accordingly.
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hours marinade
Cook Time: 15 – 20 Minutes
Yield: 2 – 4 Persons for one half of a whole Salmon fillet
Recipe by Carina Duclos
For The Rub:
3 tbsp brown sugar
1tbsp kosher salt
1tbsp chill powder
2tsp ground cumin
1 tsp pepper
For The Glaze:
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1tsp galic powder
1tsp mustard powder
1tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
2. At the same time soak your cedar plank in water (completely covered) for the same number of hours that your salmon is in the fridge with the rub.
3. Turn your grill on to bring it to 350. We used our Kamado grill with INDIRECT hit. You can use your oven too. Be sure to place a baking tray underneath the wood or place the wood on a baking tray to catch any juices.
4. In the meantime place all ingredients listed for the glaze in a pot and combine on medium heat. Always mixing, let the glaze boil for a minute, turn the temperature down and keep it simmering string occasionally to allow a reduction. Keep it simmering for 5 to 7 minutes ( a few minutes more will be fine – don’t worry about the time for this process), you will see when it becomes thicker.
5. Once the bbq / oven is at 350, place the wet cedar plank on the grill, coat it with olive oil and sprinkle a bit of sea salt on it. Let the plank warm up for 3 or 4 minutes. After that place the salmon on the plank with the rub side up and brush a layer of glaze. Let it cook for 15 minutes and brush again with the glaze. The salmon will be done between 20 to 25 minutes. (For me to make sure I simply opened the bbq cover and used a fork to see if the flakes were separating easy).
When it’s ready, serve as you wish and enjoy!
If you are cooking it in an oven, the heat will not be indirect so likely cooking times will be reduced. Make sure you check it so it does not overcook.
I served the salmon with a salad with spring greens, grated cheese, sunflower seeds, bacon bits and a blue cheese vinaigrette.
This is the best salmon I ever had in my life!!!
You will have glaze left. I had some chicken thighs so put them in a bag with the left over glaze and let them marinate in the fridge all night. Then you just cook them in the oven or bbq. YUMMY!
The salmon left is going cold in my salad that I will make with the left over greens so I will have an awesome salmon salad!