Planked Sockeye Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze

Planked Sockeye Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze
Photo by Rachael Martin

Itching for a new technique? Cook your salmon on wood! Felicitously, The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has a rich selection of recipes to give inspiration to your next planked salmon meal. Their two most popular wild salmon dishes--our favorite included here--feature salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Planks for grilling can be found for around $10 at most hardware and grocery stores. The planks infuse the salmon with a subtle smoky flavor and offer a fun way to mix up your repertoire when it comes to cooking salmon!

Planked Sockeye Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 1 hr
Serves: 4


  • 1 pound sockeye salmon
  • 1 bunch green onions, trimmed and sliced length-wise
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½-1 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste


Ready the Plank

Soak wood in water 30 minutes to 2 hours. Pat wood plank dry and spray-coat or lightly oil one side.

Ready the Salmon

Heat grill to medium-high heat.

Place green onions on moistened plank; top with salmon fillet. Blend remaining ingredients and rub onto salmon. Let fish rest 5 minutes before cooking.


Place the planked salmon on the grill. Reduce heat to medium and cook in covered grill for 10 to 15 minutes. Cook until salmon reaches internal temperature of 120 °F) and flakes easily.

Alternatively, bake: heat oven to 350°F. Bake salmon for 15-20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork and is still pink in middle. 

Serve with steamed rice and your choice of stir-fried vegetables.

Ready to try this recipe?

Shop our seafood boxes for next week delivery.

Shop Seafood Boxes


*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

Planked Sockeye Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares
Join our community.
Subscribe Now
Join our community.
Subscribe Now