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Grilled Honey Soy Salmon (VIDEO)

This Grilled Honey Soy Salmon recipe involves grilling salmon on a cedar plank with pineapple slices underneath, creating a delicious sweet and citrusy flavor. It is a fantastic grilled salmon recipe worth trying!

If you enjoy grilled salmon, you may also want to experiment with our 6-ingredient cedar plank salmon or our 30-minute pineapple salmon for a delightful summer grilled dinner experience.

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Recipe Details

Summertime provides the perfect opportunity to elevate your grilled salmon skills, and this recipe will help you grill the most delicious salmon ever. This Honey Soy Salmon recipe stands out for its simplicity and incredible flavors that will surely impress your taste buds.

  • TASTE: This salmon boasts a rich blend of flavors—sweet, citrusy, spicy, and a hint of umami from the soy sauce.
  • TEXTURE: This Grilled Honey Soy Salmon achieves the perfect balance of flakiness and tenderness.
  • TIME: Preparation takes about 35 minutes.
  • EASE: This recipe is relatively simple. You can even prepare it ahead of time to save time when it comes to grilling.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: pineapple, salmon, sriracha, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, ginger, honey, cilantro, and soy sauce.

Ingredient Notes

  • Salmon- Fresh or previously frozen and thawed salmon can be used. Skin on adds a protective layer when grilling, but skin off is good, too.
  • Pineapple- Fresh pineapple slices are recommended to ensure full coverage on the cedar plank and withstand grilling. Canned slices can be substituted.
  • Ginger- Freshly grated ginger offers the best flavor. Store extra ginger root in the freezer for future use.
  • Sriracha- Provides a spicy kick; however, any preferred hot sauce can be used as a substitute.
  • Cilantro- Fresh cilantro enhances the flavor significantly; opt for fresh herbs for the best results.
  • Cedar planks- These wooden planks infuse the salmon with a delightful smoky aroma.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Add sesame- Elevate the dish by incorporating sesame oil and seeds into the marinade for added flavor.
  • Substitute the sriracha- Replace sriracha with hot sauce or red pepper flakes according to preference. Adjust the heat level to taste.
  • Add more citrus flavor- Brighten the dish with lemon or lime juice in the marinade for enhanced citrus notes.
  • Cook it in the oven- If a grill is unavailable, soak the cedar planks, place the fish on top (using a baking sheet underneath), and bake in the oven at 375°F for approximately 20-25 minutes.

How to Make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon

  • Prepare the marinade. Combine pressed garlic, ginger, sriracha, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, and chopped cilantro in a bowl, then set aside.
Steps to make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: Combine the pressed garlic, ginger, sriracha, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, and chopped cilantro in a bowl.
  • Soak the planks. Allow cedar planks to soak in cold water for a few hours before grilling.
  • Layer the cedar plank. Cut pineapple into 1-inch slices and arrange them on a cedar plank. Place the salmon on top, season with salt and pepper, and spread the soy sauce mixture over the fillet.

Pro Tip: To test for doneness, the salmon should flake easily with a fork, and the internal temperature should reach 145°F when checked with a meat thermometer.

Steps to make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: soak the cedar planks, then layer on pineapple slices and the salmon, and cover with the marinade.
  • Grill. Grill the salmon over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Steps to make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: grill the salmon on a bed of pineapple and cedar planks.

Recipe Tips

  • Soak the cedar planks- Prevent charring and potential fires by soaking the planks before grilling the fish.
  • Check for pin bones- While most fish are deboned, it’s wise to check for any overlooked bones in the salmon before grilling.
  • Cut the pineapple into hexagon slices- Retain the hexagon shape when slicing the pineapple skin to ensure complete coverage on the plank.
  • Reuse theCedar planks: Generally, if you clean the cedar planks by scraping them and re-soak them in water, you can still use them for cooking other meals.

FAQs

Should you marinate salmon or not?

Marinating salmon is a great way to add flavor to it. You can also grill it with the marinade on top to allow the salmon to absorb the flavors and help keep it moist.

Can you put salmon directly on the grill?

If you don’t have cedar planks, you can grill the salmon directly on the grates with or without foil. Salmon is sturdy enough to withstand high heat and won’t fall apart when cooked directly on the grill.

A forkful of Grilled Honey Soy Salmon.

Serving Suggestions

This Grilled Honey Soy Salmon is flavorful and pairs well with sides, grains, and pasta, making it an ideal summer dish.

  • Grains: Serve the salmon on a bed of Wild Rice, Quinoa Fried Rice, or Wild Brown Rice.
  • Vegetables: Enjoy it with Sauteed Garlic Asparagus, Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, or Air Fryer Corn on the Cob.
  • Pasta: Pair it with Tri Color Pasta Salad (VIDEO), Asparagus Pasta, Easy Pasta Primavera, or Easy Penne Alla Vodka.
  • Salads: Serve alongside a Spinach Salad, Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad, Avocado Corn Salad, or Chicken Salad With Grapes.

Make This Recipe in Advance

Make ahead: Prepare the marinade, soak the cedar planks, and cut the pineapple. Store the ingredients in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble and grill.

Storing: Store the cooled Grilled Honey Soy Salmon in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Freeze: Freeze the cooled salmon in a freezer ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat on the grill, in the oven, or on the stovetop.

More Delicious Salmon Dishes!

  • Pineapple Salmon
  • Smoked Salmon Appetizer (VIDEO)
  • Cilantro Lime Salmon
  • Panko Crusted Salmon

Watch how to make this easy salmon recipe

Full Recipe Instructions

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Grilled Honey Soy Salmon

This Honey Soy Salmon is grilled on a cedar plank with sliced pineapple beneath it, infusing sweet citrusy flavor! The best-grilled salmon recipe!

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Course:
Main Course
Cuisine:
American
Diet:
Gluten Free
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Servings:
8
Calories:

319
kcal
Author:
Dina

Ingredients




  • 1 tsp ginger



  • 3 garlic cloves



  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey



  • 1 tbsp sriracha



  • 2 tbsp soy sauce



  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 pineapple
  • Cedar Planks
  • 3 lb Salmon fillet

Instructions

  • To prepare the marinade, mix 3 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tbsp sriracha, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 1/2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro in a bowl. Set aside.
    Steps to make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: Combine the pressed garlic, ginger, sriracha, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, and chopped cilantro in a bowl.
  • Soak cedar planks in cold water for a few hours.
  • Slice the pineapple into 1-inch pieces and arrange them on a cedar plank.
  • Place the salmon on top of the pineapple, season with salt and pepper, and spread the soy sauce mixture over the salmon fillet.
    Steps to make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: soak the cedar planks, then layer on pineapple slices and the salmon, and cover with the marinade.
  • Grill at medium heat for around 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Steps to make Grilled Honey Soy Salmon: grill the salmon on a bed of pineapple and cedar planks.

Notes

  • Soak the cedar planks- Soaking the planks helps prevent charring and fire hazards while grilling the fish.
  • Check for pin bones- While most fish are deboned, it’s wise to check for any missed bones in the salmon before grilling.
  • Cut the pineapple into hexagon slices- Leaving the pineapple in a hexagon shape when cutting the skin allows for better coverage on the plank.
  • Reuse the cedar planks- By scraping and soaking the cedar planks again, they can be reused for future meals.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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