Cedar and maple plank salmon

By Billy Alexander
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  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 (2-pounds) salmon fillet with skin (1-1/2 inches thick)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon microgreen
  • Equipment: a cedar grilling plank


  1. Soak cedar grilling plank in water to for four hours, keeping it immersed.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Combine mustard, maple syrup, rosemary, zest, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  4. Spread mixture on flesh side of salmon and let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
  5. Put salmon on plank, skin side down and place in oven at 325 degrees.
  6. Cook for approximately 25 minutes or until salmon edges are browned and salmon easily flakes.
  7. Let salmon stand on plank five minutes before serving.
  8. Plate salmon atop three sisters’ salad and garnish with dried sage & microgreen.


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