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Help with first BGE rockfish

Going to try a fresh rockfish fillet tonight... Thinking about a alder plank cook. Any experience or ideas??


  • milesbrown4milesbrown4 Posts: 314
    Planks are good, I think cedar wraps are better.  Less time to soak, thinner gets heat to it quicker.  Only use the cedar wrap if the skin is on, it will protect the fish, especially if you cook direct or raised direct.  Stuff with lemon & garlic.  
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 5,912

    I've done multiple cooks on cedar planks and it usually works out well.  For me, if I don't use a plank, the window for "cooked enough - but not overcooked and dry" is very narrow, so the plank buys you a margin for error that you don't get otherwise.  The flavor from it is nice also.

    With that being said, if your plank is too dry or your fire is too hot (try to keep it between 300 and 350 or so) you can end up with a plank that catches fire.  It requires a little patience as it will take 20 - 30 minutes, but it is worth it.

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