The simplicity of this recipe makes it perfect for a weeknight quick dinner but the presentation is perfect for entertaining!


Maple Shellacked Cedar Plank Arctic Char

Serves: 4-6


  • For the Maple Shellac
  • 3 packed Tbs. of dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. low sodium tamari
  • 2 Tbs. mirin
  • 1 Tbs. whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbs. sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch

    About 1 ½ ponds of Arctic Char, one or 2 fillets, depending on the size of the fillet or 4 6-oz salmon fillets (best if you can leave the fish at room temp for 30-45 minutes). 1-2 cedar planks, soaked.


  1. Soak the cedar plank for at lest 2-3 hrs, overnight preferably
  2. Mix all the Shellac ingredients in a small pot, bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute or so, stirring the whole time, it will thicken. Remove from heat. Let cool. This step can be done well in advance, even the day before.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high heat
  4. Place the fish on the plank, pour the Maple Shellac over the fish, place the plank/fish on the grill. Turn the heat to medium low and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve on the plank

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