Salmon BBQ'ed on a Plank of red cedar!

We haven't done this in a while and now that spring is finally here we decided to use the 2nd plank we had bought last year. The smell of this when it's cooking is too much to handle, nothing like the smell of smokin cedar!! And the taste that gets transfered to the salmon is simply amazing! If you've never tried this it well worth the effort. It's very simple also, you can buy the wood at home depot or canadian tire in the BBQ section. Soak the wood for 45 minutes to an hour in water... Spice up your Salmon putting it skin down on the wood and cook on medium for 45 mins to an hour.


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  • Charlene Collins 8y

    Ok, next time I fire up the grill this is what I will try. Does the plank burn? I am a bit worried if the plank will have any anti termite treatment
  • 8y

    Yes these planks are sold for the sole purpose of cooking on them (in packs of two). This might be hard to find in Jamaica; but you never know if you find smoking wood chips look around and they might just have cooking planks there :) It does burn but the trick is to keep your temperature so the wood doesn't flare up and only smokes slowly. That's why soaking it before, for like 40 mins in water, is so important. (I believe you can even soak it with beer, but I never tried).
  • Cindy L 8y

    WOW this is beautiful, photo picture shot, love it. And i just may try this one day, i never heard of cooking on cedar wood, and also when i go back to the other house, i will try to built a homemade grill, like maybe in bricks, and find at least two old oven racks, and wired two to four together, fro a gril top, i do not like those new ones with gas tanks and all i am afraid of them.
  • 8y

    Thanks Cindy! yeah I miss old fashion charcoal cooking, adds more flavor to the food that's for sure. You can still buy them if building your own doesn't work out.. also you should try go find BBQ grills as old oven grills are stainless steel and wont last long over charcoal. I'm pretty sure you can buy the the grills at Canadian tire in different sizes too... Just a thought :) One things for sure down in the Caribbean they are the kings of do it yourself BBQ's :) In St Maarten and Jamaica road side BBQ's could be found everwhere and most of them are made with old oil barrels cut in half, a few hinges and a handle and you are good to go! :)
  • Jan PRO 8y

    Great, amazing shot of one of my favorite foods.
  • Anne Makaske PRO 8y

    Hmmmm, that looks good! ... and this is just an ordinary plank? The kind I'd buy in the 'do-it-yourself' shop?
  • 8y

    hi Anne, no these are especially made for BBQ only and comes in packs of 2. (just like you can buy smoked wooden chips, i know we have that in canada in several flavors such as jack daniel etc)

  • Anne Makaske PRO 8y

    Hey Line! Ow, I hear you got all sorts of things that we don't get here!! Smoked wooden chips ... you BBQ a lot no doubt with products like that to 'spice it up'. Here in Holland it's hardly ever good enough weather to BBQ and if it is, everybody gets it smoking! You can smell if it's a good day :)) So, next time when I'm in Canada ... I'll bring a BBQ plank. Looks like a great way to grill fish without it falling apart and into the coals ... ooow ... it's not just the weather why I hardly ever take it out of the shed :)))
  • 8y

    Hi Anne!
    We will definitely need to see Holland some day, prob Amsterdam would be the place we'd like to see the most. :~))) What time of the year is best?

    If you come in Canada, the store to get them at is Canadian Tire hehe, they have a nice BBQ section... Since these seem to be rare everywhere else (they are made in canada) this might be a great thing to pack a few and bring with us when traveling.

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