Grilled bourbon-glazed cedar plank salmon is a delicious, easy recipe to help you add more heart-healthy fish to your diet. This 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for the summer grilling season! (dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free)
Get ready for a healthy and delicious recipe for grilling season! With this grilled bourbon glazed cedar plank salmon, you’re only 5 ingredients away from dinner.
Since being pregnant, I’ve been paying extra attention to make sure I get enough omega-3 rich seafood in my diet to help with baby’s brain growth and development. I’d eat salmon almost every day of the week if I could, but since Mr. Table isn’t about salmon (or really any other fish) most of the time, I’ve been relying heavily on eating out, where I can order fish to my heart’s content, to get my 2 servings a week. Luckily, restaurant portions are usually huge, so I get my 2 fish servings by ordering one meal, I can take home half and have it for lunch for the next day!
But I also care about Mr. Table’s heart health, and salmon is just so dang easy to make on weeknights, that I wanted to create a salmon recipe he would love. What better way than with fire, bourbon, and wood smoke?
This recipe did the trick. Mr. Table loved this grilled bourbon glazed cedar plank salmon. He ate it up and said he’d happily eat it once a week for dinner (Cue the ordering of cedar planks in bulk). And I loved that 1.) It was super easy to make with only 5 ingredients, and 2.) Since it’s grilled, I can usually get him to cook it! #dinnerwin.
To make this recipe even easier, you can make a double or triple batch of the sauce and keep it in a container in the refrigerator so that it’s ready to go when you want to whip up a quick dinner. If you pre-make the sauce, this delicious cedar plank salmon takes only 10 or 15 minutes. Grill up some vegetables to go alongside it, and you’ve got an effortless, healthy meal with minimal cleanup that the whole family will love!
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Grilled Bourbon Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon
Grilled bourbon glazed cedar plank salmon is a delicious, easy recipe to help you add more heart healthy fish to your diet. This 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for summer grilling season! (dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: main dish
- Method: grilled
- Cuisine: seafood
- 1 cedar plank
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce*
- 1 lb salmon filet
- Sea salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- Soak cedar plank in water for 1-2 hours.
- In a small saucepan, combine bourbon, honey, garlic and soy sauce. Heat over medium-low heat until reduced by half, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Heat grill to medium heat, about 450°F.
- Place salmon, skin side down, on the cedar plank. Season with salt and pepper. Brush generously with bourbon sauce.
- Grill salmon 10-15 min, or until it is cooked to your desired doneness, brushing with sauce every 5 minutes or so.
- Remove from grill. Slide a thin spatula between the skin and flesh to easily separate fish from the skin. Serve immediately.
*Use low sodium tamari or liquid aminos for gluten-free
Keywords: grilled plank salmon, bourbon plank salmon, glazed cedar plank salmon