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direct or indirect method for plank salmon

phalerrphalerr Posts: 1
edited June 2012 in Seafood

I'd like to know your thoughts on whether to use the direct or indirect cooking method for cooking salmon on an alder wood plank, as well as cooking temp and duration. Thank you!

 

Richard

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  • CullumCullum Posts: 214
    My profile pic is cedar planked salmon. I cook it at around 375 - 400 degrees dome temp. Takes around 20 - 30 minutes. Cook mine till interal reaches 135, no higher for me. This temp keeps it moist. I haven't used an alder wood plank yet.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    The plank placed direct is what makes it an indirect cook. You want it to smoke.
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  • Rick1Rick1 Posts: 77
    I cook mine direct on a cedar plank. Dome temp 375-400 for about 20 - 30 minutes or internal temp is 150.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Having only done this once (e.g take it for what it's worth)My understanding is that you want it direct. this way to can get the plank to smoke. 
    Soak plank, put on grate to heat on side direct, flip and put fish on hot side.

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • CullumCullum Posts: 214
    My profile pic is cedar planked salmon. I cook it at around 375 - 400 degrees dome temp. Takes around 20 - 30 minutes. Cook mine till interal reaches 135, no higher for me. This temp keeps it moist. I haven't used an alder wood plank yet.
    Forgot to tell you, cook direct.
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,028

    I prefer to pan sear my salmon and then cook them raised direct at 350 for 10 minutes or so per side. Did about 15 of these last night for our weekly neighborhood grill night and they turn out great. Once in the small I smoked them with peach and apple wood and glazed them with about a 30/70 maple syrup orange juice glaze with some butter mixed in. Topped with diced tomatoes, red onion, balsamic capers, garlic and feta all pre mixed together. Wish I had more pics but I was busy cooking. image

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  • phalerrphalerr Posts: 1

    Many thanks to all respondents!

     

    Richard

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