Infuse the vivid orange Sockeye salmon with the scent of smouldering cedar. It’s easy, fast and delicious to make this grilled cedar planked salmon.
Y’all know me. I’m a meat person. I mean c’mon, I’m legitimately a Hardcore Carnivore. I don’t find myself eating that much fish-meat, but have started bringing it back into my diet. Why? Well, if something is really tasty as well as pretty darn good for you, I figure eating it at least once a week is a good idea.
So the folks at Wild Alaska Direct sent me some of their product, which they sell bulk at wholesale prices thru their website with free shipping. It’s gorgeous wild-caught and all-natural salmon from, you guessed it, Alaska. I found it extra convenient that each portion is vacuum sealed, so I only have to defrost as much as I need each time.
And now for the planking! And I don’t mean the ab-crunching elbow resting exercise… See, you can buy all manner of thin wood planks for cooking food. The most common species used is cedar, and it’s nearly always paired with salmon, because they go together just like biscuits and gravy. The cedar infuses the fish with the most incredible scented aroma, and the whole thing cooks in 8-10 minutes.Print