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Cedar Planked Salmon

WudEyeDooWudEyeDoo Posts: 201
edited 4:56AM in EggHead Forum
I have one of those thin cedar planks and thought I would try cooking a salmon on it tonight in the egg. The recipe section suggests two approaches. One direct and the other indirect. Which is best? If indirect, will the plank actually create smoke? This will be a first for me so any help would be appreciated.[p]Also, should I include my normal alder wood chunks for smoke as well?[p]Bob


  • WudEyeDoo,
    I would do the direct cook. I have tried both techniques and found the flavor to be much better with the direct method.

  • BobinFlaBobinFla Posts: 363
    I'd cook direct, the flavor is better than indirect. At least IMO.[p]I'd skip the alder, the tastes might clash.[p]I like to add several thin slices of lime to the top of the salmon, and don't flip it.[p]Good Luck and tasty eats,[p]BOB

  • WudEyeDoo,
    Thanks for the input. I took your advise and cooked direct. I rubbed it with Raging River and used Nature Boys suggestion of real maple syrup/melted butter to brush on 10 minutes before it was done. I also made some extra syrup/butter to drizzle on the salmon when serving. [p]I got what we all like to hear..."This is great, your best yet!"

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