Salmon BBQ'd on a Cedar Plank With Maple Syrup

READY IN: 35mins




  • Purchase 2 pieces of cedar boards, 3/4 inch thick, 7 1/2 inches wide and 18 inches long, untreated.
  • Soak cedar boards in water for at least 12 hours before using.
  • Preheat barbecue to HIGH heat.
  • Remove cedar boards from the water and sprinkle with coarse salt on one side that will be used for placing the salmon filets.
  • Place boards on the NOW HOT barbecue for about 3 minutes, DO NOT BURN CEDAR BOARDS.
  • Rub salmon filets with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle coarse salt and granulated garlic powder on salmon filets.
  • Sprinkle salmon filets heavily with dill weed and green onions.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over salmon filets and then sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Place the salmon filets on the cedar boards, skin side down and layer the top of filets with thinly sliced lemons.
  • Drizzle MAPLE SYRUP over the filets.
  • Turn barbecue down to medium heat.
  • Place prepared salmon on the barbecue grates.
  • Close BBQ cover and cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until salmon just starts to flake.
  • Remove from the barbecue.
  • If you have a heavy duty screen with about 1/4" squares, spray with olive oil and place on the barbecue grates. This will prevent any salmon to drop through the grates.
  • Slide the salmon filets off the cedar plank onto the screen, with skin side down.
  • Turn barbecue heat to HIGH.
  • Sprinkle more MAPLE SYRUP on filets, close BBQ lid and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes or until salmon flakes easy. DO NOT OVERCOOK SALMON.
  • Remove salmon to large plates.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
  • You may also use dark brown sugar on filets instead of Maple Syrup. After you rub the salmon filets with olive oil, spread about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar on each filet (4 tablespoons).
  • You may also use white onions sliced instead of green onions or scallions.
  • DO NOT RE-USE THE Cedar Boards a second time.
  • Purchase your cedar boards at a lumber yard, but make certain that the boards are not treated. They are also much cheaper at the lumber yard and are just as good as the prepared cedar boards.