Montana Grills

Recipes - Fish and Seafood - Pure Canadian Plank-Grilled Salmon


  • 3 lbs wild salmon fillets
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • Northern White Cedar Platter-Sized Plank soaked in water for about 20 minutes - 1 hour


Preheat your BBQ for 5 minutes on medium-high heat. Combine lemon juice, maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in saucepan and cook over medium heat until reduced by ½. Marinate salmon in cooled sauce for ½ hour and then place skin side down on the grilling plank.

Place your planked food on one side of your grill and continue heating the barbeque for another 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, turn the side your plank is cooking on down to low, and turn the other burner down to medium and close the lid. The plank should crackle and smolder. This creates the smoke for the smoky flavor. Keep a spray bottle handy to spritz out flames, you want your plank smoldering, not flaming. Keep the lid closed as much as possible to keep in smoke. Marinate salmon with remaining sauce halfway through cooking. Continue cooking until food is done (about double the cooking time of non planked food).