Cedar planks – Cedar planked salmon sounds like an exotic, gourmet dish, but creating your own cedar planks for grilling a variety of food is surprisingly easy. Laying fish or meat on cedar planks, so grilling on a charcoal or gas grill provides a meaty, smoky flavor that mimics the taste of the log fire grill. Home cooks can experiment with this ancient technique to an unexpected rich, delectable hall.
Instructions to make cedar planks: Buy untreated cedar wood from a lumber yard or hardware store. The tree must be at least 1/2-inch to an inch thick. 12 inches wide and 28 inches long to do four cedar planks. Measuring four 7-inch wide planks on the sheet of wood with a ruler and pencil. The planks should be at least 7 inches by 12 inches to accommodate a large salmon fillet or steak. Make sure they fit comfortably in your grill or grill.
Cut each plank along measurements. Then, sand each plank well on all sides with fine-grained sandpaper. Prepare the planks for grilling by immersing them in a sink filled with water for three hours. Place a heavy object, like a bottle of wine or a few canned goods, on top of the planks to keep them under water. Last, dry the cedar planks and place on the grill. Or, wrap the boards in cling film or a freezer bag and freeze until needed.