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Cedar plank salmon 21 Jun 2007 16:15 #1

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Not an on-board cooking discussion, but something I wanted to share. For Father's Day my daughter bought me a four pack of untreated cedar planks for cooking on the grill. Tuesday I bought a salmon fillet, soaked the cedar plank for an hour and made the salmon on top of the plank on the gas grill. I started on medium and then turned the heat down to low as the plank started to smoke.

I must say, and the whole family will agree, it was tremendous. Very moist and the smoke is quite a diffent flavor than using hickory or other wood chips. It is certainly something to try.

My daughter got the planks as Wegmans, but I have been told they are also available at Home Depot. Be sure they are untreated and designed for cooking.:arr

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Cedar plank salmon 21 Jun 2007 17:25 #2

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Funny, I made cedar-plank salmon on the grill last night also.

Soaked the plank the same as you did, but after flipping it on the grill, I covered the top with some Appleton overproof white rum. Then I make a light glaze from the same rum, some honey, minced garlic, olive oil and red pepper. Let the salmon cook for about 5 minutes, and then pour half the glaze on top. When it's closer to done, and the flesh starts to separate a little bit, pour the rest of the glaze over it and then finish it.

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Cedar plank salmon 22 Jun 2007 21:57 #3

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Blue, we tried cedar planks also. Got them from home depot and the salmon was fantastac. But if you want a smoke that really compliments Salmon, you ought to try apple or alder...

That rum glaze sounds interesting...

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Cedar plank salmon 21 Sep 2007 22:06 #4

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Don't pay for special Cedar planks. Just get some cedar fence boards, soak them (the longer the better). Put the smooth side down and the rough side up (unless you paid extra for S4S) on the BBQ. Sprinkle the rough side with coarse rock salt them lay the fillet on top of the rock salt. Use your favorite recipe for the fish.

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Cedar plank salmon 25 Sep 2007 13:59 #5

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You can cook dogfish the same way but for the last step throw the fish away and eat the board!

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Cedar plank salmon 25 Sep 2007 16:40 #6

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Just get some cedar fence boards

Some of those are treated to prevent rot/mold, and contain deadly chemicals. Only use lumber yard wood if you feel you can be SURE it is not treated.

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Cedar plank salmon 15 Jan 2008 06:56 #7

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Costco had them for awhile. Pretty good deal.

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Cedar plank salmon 27 Jan 2008 23:40 #8

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bsuttie;70949 wrote: Don't pay for special Cedar planks. Just get some cedar fence boards, soak them (the longer the better). Put the smooth side down and the rough side up (unless you paid extra for S4S) on the BBQ. Sprinkle the rough side with coarse rock salt them lay the fillet on top of the rock salt. Use your favorite recipe for the fish.


I agree, here in the PacNW cedar(UNTREATED) is easy to come by. I have bought fence boards and done it for years. I usually have done to recipes. Soak the boards for, like mentioned, as long as you can. Minimum 1 hour.
Recipe 1:
The Admiral loves melted butter brushed on the fish skin side on the board.
Then grab a couple handfuls of brown sugar and cover the butter evenly.
Recipe 2:
I try to soak this filet for 1 hour in soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of dry wasabi powder, then repeat the butter and brown sugar step. If you have any Craisins (dried cranberries) sprinkle those on as well.

Cook both for 50 minutes on just under medium around 375-400 if your Q has a thermometer.

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Cedar plank salmon 03 Feb 2008 22:15 #9

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Also... untreated fence boards are cut and processed in the plant and mill that does treated wood. You're asking to get copper arsenide or other junk in your food.

Be careful what cedar you're using.

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Cedar plank salmon 16 Apr 2008 22:06 #10

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Nehalennia;107426 wrote: I agree, here in the PacNW cedar(UNTREATED) is easy to come by. I have bought fence boards and done it for years. I usually have done to recipes. Soak the boards for, like mentioned, as long as you can. Minimum 1 hour.
Recipe 1:
The Admiral loves melted butter brushed on the fish skin side on the board.
Then grab a couple handfuls of brown sugar and cover the butter evenly.
Recipe 2:
I try to soak this filet for 1 hour in soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of dry wasabi powder, then repeat the butter and brown sugar step. If you have any Craisins (dried cranberries) sprinkle those on as well.

Cook both for 50 minutes on just under medium around 375-400 if your Q has a thermometer.


Try equal portions of brown sugar and cajun blackening season. Smokes a lot but is yummy, also works for halibut:cool:

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I try to soak this filet for 1 hour in soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of dry wasabi powder, then repeat the butter and brown sugar step.


I did that one except I used fresh wasabi acouple of times. I used so much wasabi it was really hot to the taste. After cooking, the "heat" went away... and the salmon was awesome...

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Cedar plank salmon 17 Apr 2008 00:02 #12

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Go Aweigh2452;136998 wrote: I did that one except I used fresh wasabi acouple of times. I used so much wasabi it was really hot to the taste. After cooking, the "heat" went away... and the salmon was awesome...


That's what I'm talking about

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SomeSailor;109435 wrote: Also... untreated fence boards are cut and processed in the plant and mill that does treated wood. You're asking to get copper arsenide or other junk in your food.

Be careful what cedar you're using.


They may come from the same mill, but treated lumber is treated AFTER being milled to finished dimensions, so this is not a big risk factor IMO. Caution lies on a continuum between carelessness and paranoia. Milling machinery is not the cleanest either, but short of splitting your own cedar, it's unavoidable, and harmless.

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