Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!

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.

This site contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, check Privacy Policy.

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

Ingredients

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

Here's where you can buy a set of Cedar Wood Planks

Instructions

1. Prepare the rub and apply to the salmon on one side only. If your salmon has skin on, apply to the skinless side. Let it sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!

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.

Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!

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.

Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!
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!

Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!

NOTES:
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!

Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!

Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Servings: 2 - 4 Persons
Ingredients
For The Rub:
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp chill powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp pepper
For The Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup soya sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp galic powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Prepare the rub and apply to the salmon on one side only. If your salmon has skin on, apply to the skinless side. Let it sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
  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).
Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Wood - You can also use this same idea for chicken or pork. Also very delicious!

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

Recipe Rating




2 thoughts shared

    1. Hi Lisa! That is great to hear you enjoy this recipe. The flavors really are quite something. In case you didn’t know, it also works great with pork or chicken fillets (if you flatten the meat so it is even thickness). Just in case you wanted to experiment with other things too!
      Thanks very much for your feedback, it is always so good to hear when recipes are enjoyed!