Besides adding smoky flavor, cooking salmon on a plank eliminates the triple pitfalls of grilling fish--drying out, sticking to the grate or breaking when you attempt to turn it. For this healthy grilled salmon recipe, the sweet-salty flavor of the miso-maple glaze counterpoints the buttery richness of the fish.

Steven Raichlen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017


Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat sake and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat just until warm. Remove from heat and whisk in miso until smooth. Let cool for 1 minute, then whisk in mayonnaise and lemon zest.

  • Set up your grill for indirect grilling. Build a medium-high heat fire or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

  • Place the plank, smooth-side down, directly over the flame and grill until the bottom is charred and smoky, 2 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Run your fingers over the salmon and remove any bones you find with tweezers. Place scallions on the charred side of the plank, leaving a little space between them. Place the salmon on the scallions and season with pepper. Spread the glaze on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  • Grill the fish on the plank over indirect heat until the glaze is bubbling and browned and the fish is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve on the plank, if desired.


Equipment: Cedar grilling plank

Tips: Unhulled black sesame seeds are nuttier and more aromatic than their hulled white counterparts. Use them as a garnish, in granola or to crust meat or fish. Find them in Asian markets and specialty grocers.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 34.6g; carbohydrates 9.7g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 3.5g; fat 17.3g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 85.3mg; vitamin a iu 403.9IU; vitamin c 5.2mg; folate 30.6mcg; calcium 97.8mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 57.7mg; potassium 692.5mg; sodium 714.8mg; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! My 6yo ate every bite and asked for more jaw drop. Followed the recipe exactly. Would definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Followed the recipe exactly. Easy to char the plank on a gas grill and it definitely added an extra layer of flavor. Was an amazing dish - will absolutely make again! I made enough for leftovers and we ate it all - so good! Read More