Sesame-Glazed Planked Salmon

This flavor-packed salmon is cooked on a plank over an open flame, which ensures the fish is cooked thoroughly without burning. It’s best topped with fresh herbs, like cilantro, and served with rice.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 2


  • 2 1⁄2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. gluten-free Dijon mustard
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped crystalized ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 skin-on salmon fillets (5 oz. each)
  • 1 large wooden plank, soaked in water overnight
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds


  • Whisk olive oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, molasses, mustard, garlic, ginger, chives, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture into a large baking dish and add the salmon. Turn fillets to coat. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Remove salmon from dish and reserve marinade.
  • Preheat one side of a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Place the plank directly over the heat source for about 2 minutes.
  • Move the plank to the indirect heat side of the grill and place salmon on top. Drizzle with the reserved marinade; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Close the grill and cook until salmon is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.