Honey Ginger Cedar Plank Salmon

Juicy salmon is marinated in a honey ginger marinade for a few minutes and then grilled on a cedar plank to infuse salmon with a light smokey finish. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 567 kcal


  • 1 lb salmon fillet skin on
  • 3 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 cedar plank
US Customary - Metric


  1. Start by soaking the cedar plank in water for 30-60 minutes.

  2. While cedar plank is soaking, marinade salmon fillets as well. To do that combine marinade ingredients in a zip lock bag, mix them well and add salmon. Move air out of the bag and close it. Let salmon marinade while cedar plank is soaking.

  3. While cedar plank is soaking and salmon is marinading, prepare the coals and preheat the grill. (Or, simply turn on the gas grill to peheat it.) Grill temperature should be around 400-425 degrees.

  4. Place salmon fillets on the cedar plank, skin down. Save the marinade.

  5. Place cedar plank on the grill and close it. Let salmon cook until just done. Depending on the thickness of the salmon, it will take 18-25 minutes.

  6. For marinade: you can cook the marinade to create sauce for topping off salmon and you can cook it on stove top or on the grill. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

  7. Spoon some sauce over the top of salmon while it's cooking, about half way through the cooking and towards the end.

  8. Save a little sauce to top off the side you will be serving with the salmon.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Honey Ginger Cedar Plank Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 2261mg98%
Potassium 1193mg34%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.