Grilled Pacific Northwest Salmon

Grilling salmon doesn’t have to be intimidating. This delicious maple-glazed grilled Pacific Northwest salmon recipe tastes just like the cedar grilled salmon recipes you’ll find in nice seafood restaurants. Though you don’t need a cedar plank to prepare this easy grilled salmon, you can certainly use one. If so, just place the marinated salmon onto a soaked cedar plank and then cook on the grill.

Grilled Pacific Northwest Salmon


  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or shoyu
  • 1 teaspon garlic-shallot puree or 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 4 salmon steaks


  1. Prepare the marinade by mixing the maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic puree in a mixing bowl.
  2. Place rinsed, thawed and patted dry salmon in a large casserole dish and top with the grilled salmon sauce marinade. Marinate 15 minutes and turn. Marinate another 15 minutes.
  3. To grill salmon, preheat grill to high. Oil or spray grill with grill spray.
  4. Place the salmon on the grill and grill a 3-4 minutes on each side. Thicker salmon fillets may need about 5 minutes on each side. Brush with more of the marinade while grilling.
  5. Look for the opaque juices running from the fish. It's a good indication that the fish is done.
  6. Tip: For a baked salmon, place the marinated salmon, with all of its sauce, in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Spoon some of the sauce over the fish one or twice while it is baking.
  7. Serves 4

Recipe by Jason Hill /