Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

By Frank Macoretta, Head Chef, The Boathouse Restaurant
Pairs with Chardonnay


4-200 gm wild Pacific salmon filet (marinated – see below)
40 ml melted butter
Mango salsa (see below)

Salmon Marinade
4 parts maple syrup
4 parts soy sauce
2 parts whiskey
1 part honey

Marinade salmon for 4-5 hours – discard  marinade after use

Mango Salsa
1 mango diced (¼”)
60 gms minced red onion
1tbsp minced cilantro
5 gms minced jalapeno
30 gms minced red pepper
¼ tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.


Soak cedar planks in water for 6 hours.

Place salmon on cedar plank and brush with melted butter.

Place in 400 F oven for 8-10 minutes.

Serve with mango salsa and Sandhill Chardonnay.

Serves 4.

Ocean Wise LogoWild Pacific salmon are an excellent Ocean Wise option. The Alaskan salmon fishery is one of the most intensively managed fisheries in the world with extensive monitoring of both the fish populations and the fishery. Several species are found on the west coast including Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink and Sockeye salmons. 



Frank Macoretta, Head Chef, The Boathouse Restaurant

Chef Frank Macoretta spent time travelling through Southeast Asia and fell in love with the cuisine he discovered there. His decision to stay (he stayed for four years, honing his craft at the renowned Evason Phuket Resort & Spa in Phuket,Thailand) had a profound and lasting impact on his culinary journey. Returning to Vancouver with his family in 2007, Frank accepted an invitation from Boathouse Restaurants to work as chef. A full circle, as it were, for it was at Boathouse Restaurants that Frank began his career in the mid-90s, first as apprentice and subsequently working his way up to Sous Chef. Since his return to Vancouver Frank has become involved in menu development  and also played a key role in the newest Boathouse location on Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach. In describing his style, Frank says, “My food is simple and flavorful, with an Asian influence, all enhanced by the fishers and farmers of the Pacific Northwest.”

The BoathouseThe Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant  - Vancouver's Best Seafood Restaurant since 1981. The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant has been specializing in fresh seafood from the Westcoast of British Columbia and around the world since 1981. With a commitment to serving only wild & sustainable seafood, the Boathouse selects all Oceanwise fish and supports the Pacific Salmon Foundation in replenishing salmon stocks in the rivers & streams in BC.  The Boathouse is a favourite for locals and tourists for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The Boathouse has become known as one of the best places in Vancouver and on the Westcoast for waterfront dining... join us at any of our seven Boathouse locations. www.boathouserestaurants.ca