Maple-Soyaki Salmon - Cooked on the Grill

Maple Soyaki Cedar Plank Salmon

My husband was introduced to cedar plank grilling by a colleague several years ago.  We started “easy” with chicken pieces. Last summer we ventured into salmon which is more delicate and harder to cook properly. Our first foray into salmon was using his colleagues recipe for a rum, brown sugar, salt cure. Last year we also made a second recipe – maple-soy that I had found online. We liked the Maple-Soy Salmon and decided to shake it up this year. My daughter loves Asian flavors and Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce is a favorite of hers. We decided to replace the soy sauce with Soyaki Sauce to make Maple-Soyaki Salmon.

Marinate Maple-Soyaki Salmon

You simply marinate the salmon in equal parts maple syrup and Soyaki Sauce for a couple of hours.

Maple-Soyaki Salmon - Marinating

Prepare Boards for Maple Soyaki Salmon

We use Cedar Plank Boards for our Salmon. You could also use Maple Grilling Planks. The planks can burn on the grill. To minimize this, soak the boards for at least 45 minutes. This is one of the few times that I like my divided sink. We use a heavy pot filled with water to keep the boards submerged.

Maple-Soyaki Salmon - Soaking Cedar Planks

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Remove the plank from the sink. Center the salmon on the plank, brush with excess marinade, and cook immediately.

Cook Maple-Soyaki Salmon

We have a 3 burner grill. Adapt as necessary for your gas grill settings. Pre-heat the grill with all 3 burners. 

You then cook the salmon on a plank for 20 minutes or until cooked through. 

Maple-Soyaki Salmon - On the Grill

Maple Soyaki Salmon Recipe

Maple-Soyaki Salmon - Dinner is Served
Yield: 10

Maple-Soyaki Salmon

Passive Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Cedar Plank salmon with a maple-soyaki marinade is our favorite salmon recipe.


  • 2.5 lbs Salmon Filet
  • 3/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 cup Soyaki Sauce, (from Trader Joe's)



  1. Mix Syrup and Soyaki in a bowl and pour over the salmon.
  2. Refrigerate in marinade for a minimum of 2 hours. Spoon marinade over salmon every 30-45 minutes.
  3. Soak Cedar Plank in water for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking

Cook Salmon

  1. Place salmon on soaked boards, brush with additional marinade, and place on grill. Lower the grill temperature by turning off the burner under the board and turning all other burners to low.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Transfer the board to a serving platter and serve on the board.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 307Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 25g

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Maple Soyaki Salmon Review

We all loved the Maple-Soyaki Salmon, even my daughter who is not usually a fan of salmon. The sweetness of the teriyaki combined well with the maple syrup but added a touch of acid and salt. The sesame seeds were also a nice addition to the salmon. We have made the Maple-Soyaki Salmon a second time and it was a big hit again.

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce? What is your favorite way to use it?

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