Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon

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Using a plank to grill fish keeps it from sticking or falling through the grate and imparts a subtle smoky flavor to the salmon. You could also use mahi-mahi or Pacific halibut in this recipe.

Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 2 1/4 hours (including soaking the plank)

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup sake, or dry white wine (see Note)

  • 1/4 cup mirin, (see Note)

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped scallions

  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger

  • 4 5-ounce wild salmon fillets, or steaks, 3/4-1 inch thick, skin on

  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced

Directions
  1. The salmon can be marinated for up to 2 hours. | Equipment: Grilling plank (see Note)

  2. 4 servings

  3. Soak a grilling plank in water for 2 to 4 hours.

  4. Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, sake (or white wine), mirin, sugar, scallions and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

  5. Place salmon in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Place lemon slices on top. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but no more than 2 hours, turning the fish once or twice.

  6. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  7. Place the soaked plank over direct heat on the grill and heat for 2 minutes. Move the plank so it’s over indirect heat (see Kitchen Tip, below). Remove the salmon from the marinade, place it skin-side down (if using fillets) on the hot plank and replace the lemon slices on top. Close the lid and cook until the fish is just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Use the plank as the serving platter, if desired.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
233
Carbohydrates
1g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Protein
32g
Cholesterol
90mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Potassium
794mg
Sodium
87mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
4 1/2 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Selenium (84% daily value)
Potassium (23% dv)
excellent source of omega-3s.

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