Aug 5, 2009

Cedar Plank Salmon with Whisky Marinade.

Fish is a favorite in our house. The boys like it so does my husband. Well OK this recipe is more for the grown up crowd rather then for kids, for them I made just some sole without the whisky marinade.
For this marinade the recipe calls for Canadian whisky ( rye) but any whisky will do or if you prefer cognac that will work too. The cedar planks are usually sold in supermarkets ( in the barbecue area) or you can use untreated cedar planks from the local hardware store.


Cedar planks 2
water as much as need it

Whisky marinade

1. Canadian whisky 1 cup
2. Maple syrup 1/2 cup
3. Soy sauce 1/3 cup
4. Olive oil 1/4 cup
5. Parsley flakes ( fresh) 1/4 cup finely chopped
6. Sweet or regular chili sauce 3 tbsp
7. Pepper 1/2 tsp

Salmon fillets ( about 4 oz each) 8
or you can use side of a salmon skin removed and cut into 8 equal pieces ( 2 lb.)

Place cedar planks in a large container , add enough water to cover. Weight planks with heavy cans to keep submerged. Let stand for 6 hours or overnight to soak.

Whisky marinade
Combine the 7 ingredients into a bowl. Mix well.

Place the salmon into a shallow dish and pour marinade over top. Turn until coated. Cover.
Marinade in the fridge for 30 minuted turning occasionally.

Drain and discard marinade.

Heat the barbecue to medium low. Place the salmon onto prepared cedar planks on ungreased grill. Close lid and cook for 15 to 30 minutes until salmon flakes easily when tasted with a fork.

Serve with your favorite side dish.



Cookin' Canuck said...

That marinade looks wonderful! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and am happily familiar with the taste that cedar planking provides to salmon. I definitely recommend it!

Anonymous said...

WOnderful idea that to use Whisky for a marinage!

Laura said...

thank you Cookin' Canuck,
I agree with you, the cedar plank does give a special flavor to the salmon.

Laura said...

Thank you Mathilde,
It is not your usual marinade the one with whisky.

Diana Bauman said...


That salmon looks delicious!! What a great way to grill it to. Definitely going to have to try this :)

Laura said...

Hello Diana,

Thanks for the comment. It's no fuss grilling it like this.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
i don't have a barb grill , can i do it on the stove top without theplank.salmon looks yummy.just recently k has started liking salmon.
made calzones came out good.made oreo cup cakes,got the taste of cream cheese,was it suppose to be there or did i do something wrong?
thanks 4 sharing.

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,

The taste of the cream cheese is suppose to be there but not overpowering. I'm glade that the calzones came out good. For the salmon I recommend making it in the oven better, but I'm not sure if the marinade works for Kenny although the alcohol cooks out the flavor is still there.

Jessie said...

wow! that salmon looks divine, I love the little specks of parsley on the salmon. What a beautiful dish!

Laura said...

Thanks Jessie,
I'm not very good at taking pictures, but the salmon looks good.

Table Talk said...

We love to use cedar planks-so easy, and they impart wonderful flavor. Some sesame noodles with cucumber would be an excellent accompaniment to this salmon dish!

Laura said...

The noodles with cucumber would work great with the salmon dish. Yummy!

Janice Soriano said...

I'm a fan of recipes that call for alcohol, any kind of alcohol. This recipe is great and I like using plank as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Laura said...

Thank you Janice,
I like recipes that call for alcohol too, tenderizes the meat.

Karine said...

I love this! This dish is beautiful and it looks delicious!

Laura said...

Thank you Karine.

Diana H said...

Love Cedar planked Salmon - adding whiskey will certainly make it even better. What an Idea!

Laura said...

Thank you Diana,
The cedar plank does add a certain flavor to it.

Mother Rimmy said...

I made this the other day. It was terrific. I made extra marinade and used it to stir fry veggies to go with the salmon. Yum.

I hope you don't mind that I linked your recipe to my blog post.

Laura said...

Of course I don't mind. Thank you for the feedback:)

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