BBQ Hot Smoked Salmon with Maple

  • serves 4

A terrific barbequed salmon dish, grilled on cedar planks and basted with a maple marinade.

Photo by Michael Olson

25 Ratings
Directions for: BBQ Hot Smoked Salmon with Maple


2 untreated cedar planks, for smoking

1 medium onion, roughly chopped

½ cup maple syrup

salt and pepper

4 5-oz portions of salmon fillet

lemon, for accent


1. Immerse the cedar planks in cool water for 2 to 3 hours before grilling.

2. Using an immersion blender or mini chopper, puree the onion and maple syrup together (alternatively, you can grate the onion using a box grater and stir this with the maple syrup). Add salt & pepper and pour this over the salmon portions. Cover and chill the salmon for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to 2 hours before grilling.

3. Preheat the grill to medium high, and place the cedar planks on the grill for 2 minutes. Place the salmon fillets on the heated planks, 2 per plank and baste generously with any of the maple marinade that is left in the dish. Cover the grill and cook the salmon for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove and serve with a splash of lemon.

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