Planked Salmon (with marinade)

Marinated Planked Salmon

Fishing around for the best way to cook salmon? Look no further than this simple and delicious planked salmon recipe by Chef Timothy Grandinetti.

Fishing around for the best way to cook salmon? Look no further than this simple and delicious recipe from Chef Timothy Grandinetti.

By cooking this salmon on a plank, you add a wonderful light, smoky flavor that perfectly balances its rich, sweet marinade.

If you’ve never grilled with a plank, it’s easy. First, choose a plank. Western cedar is a popular grilling plank, but alder, apple, cherry, hickory and maple are great options, as well.

Next, prepare the plank by submerging it in water for about one to four hours. You can enhance the plank’s flavor by adding one tablespoon of salt to the water. Apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, citrus or berry juice, or a flavored alcohol will also add extra flavor to the plank.

Next, prepare your salmon. If you’re grilling whole fillets, cut it into serving-size portions or use individual steaks. Add a dry rub or marinade to the salmon or just grill it natural.

Prepare your grill. Place the plank on the grates and the fish on the plank. Grill until done.

For the perfect side dish to this recipe, toss some veggies on the grill and douse them in some EVOO and soy sauce to complement the flavor of the salmon.


  • Planked Salmon
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves minced garlic


  • Preheat half of the Saber® grill to medium-high heat and half of the Saber® grill to low (utilizing the dual zone cooking)
  • Combine all the ingredients and cover the salmon with marinade
  • Allow salmon to marinate a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of three hours
  • Remove salmon from marinade; reserve marinade
  • Put marinade in a saucepan and bring toboil to use as a sauce
  • Pre-toast both sides of a thin wood plank on your Saber® grill
  • Place salmon on plank and place on the grill on the low setting zone
  • Close the lid and allow salmon to cook 16-18 minutes (minimum internal temperature of 145° F)
  • Utilize reduced marinade as a sauce and serve over rice

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