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Planked Alaska Salmon with Sunny Chipotle Rub Recipe

Alaska salmon
Planked Alaska salmon with sunny chipotle rub. Photo courtesy of Alaska Seafood.

Try this Planked Alaska Salmon with Sunny Chipotle Rub Recipe to spice up your your weeknight dinner routine. Alaska salmon is a healthy, sustainable choice for a protein that will nourish your family.


2 to 3 Tablespoons white vinegar

4 Alaska Gold™ coho salmon portions

2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar

2 Tablespoons fresh chopped garlic

1 Tablespoon chopped Chipotle chiles*



Soak wood plank in water for one hour or overnight.

Sprinkle vinegar onto Alaska Salmon (1 teaspoon per individual portion or 2 tablespoons per salmon side).  Blend remaining ingredients.

Pat wood plank with paper towels and spray-coat or lightly oil one side.  Lay salmon on coated side of plank; spread 1 to 2 teaspoons rub mixture onto each salmon portion (not skin) or apply all of the rub to salmon side.  Let the salmon rest 5 minutes before cooking.

Heat grill to medium-high heat.  Grill salmon using indirect heat (not directly over heat) in covered grill for 10 to 15 minutes.  Cook just until salmon is opaque throughout.

*Canned chiles in adobo sauce.  Remove seeds, if desired, to reduce heat.

Chef’s Tip: This recipe works great whether you use a plank or cook straight on the grill.  Or, bake at 400°F (6 to 7 inches from heat source) for 10 to 15 minutes