Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + soaking Grill: 15 min.


6 servings (3/4 cup sauce)

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Here's my go-to entree for a warm-weather cookout. The salmon has a rich, grilled taste that's enhanced by the savory blackberry sauce. It's a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, AZ
Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cedar grilling planks
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)


  1. Soak grilling planks in water for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a food processor, combine the blackberries, wine, brown sugar, honey, hot pepper sauce, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds. Stir shallots and garlic into the sauce; set aside.
  3. Place planks on grill over medium-high heat. Cover and heat until planks create a light to medium smoke and begin to crackle, about 3 minutes (this indicates planks are ready). Turn planks over.
  4. Sprinkle salmon with remaining salt and pepper. Place on planks. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce: 304 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.