Miso-Glazed Wooden Plank Salmon

May 15, 2020
Created by Harmons
4 hours 15 minutes
Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 3 Tbsp white or yellow miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 4 (6 oz) skin on salmon fillets

Soak 4 wooden planks in water, weighing them down with a pot, for 1 hour prior to cooking.

In a small saucepan over high heat, add mirin and sake and bring to a boil. Boil 20 seconds, taking care not to boil off much liquid, then turn heat to low and stir in miso and sugar. Whisk over medium heat without letting mixture boil until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in sesame oil. Allow to cool.

Transfer to a wide glass or stainless steel bowl or baking dish.

Pat fish fillets dry and brush or rub on both sides with marinade, then place in baking dish and turn them over a few times in marinade remaining in dish. Discard remaining marinade. Cover fish with plastic wrap and marinate for 2-4 hours.

Preheat a grill over medium-high heat. Clean a grill grate. Remove planks from water and place on a grill rack. Place lid on grill and allow boards to heat for a few minutes until they begin to smoke or crackle.

If using a plank for the first time, season plank by placing it on preheated grill for 2 minutes, turning once, until plank starts crackling. Place salmon on plank, skin side up, and let cook until salmon touching wood is no longer translucent, 7 minutes. Turn salmon over and cook on second side until it is no longer translucent, about 5 minutes. The salmon is cooked when it can be pulled apart easily with a fork and is opaque throughout.