I bought some Cedar Planks over the summer while in the states. We love grilled salmon and this method seems like an ideal way to impart some smoky flavor while keeping the salmon moist. I dug out the recipe on the package and double checked what Steve Rachlin said about plank'd food and was good to go!
You soak the plank for 2 hours, then Steve said to put it on the grill to heat up. I noticed that my plank immediately warped! Hmmmmm, well, this was an experiment!
The recipe I was using could not have been simpler, salt and pepper the salmon and sprinkle some brown sugar on top.
I wasn't too worried about the smoke, the Pompier weren't called in.
I did, however, need that spray bottle of water that Steve recommends!
You are only supposed to leave the salmon in for 10 minutes, but in about 8 minutes I was Up in Smoke, and nothing like those old Cheech & Chong movies. (check top photo)
Without the water bottle, my reusable plank was in cinders!
So, it is back to the drawing board for another try. The result was
delicious, but I'm sure I had the gas grill too hot, and needed that
spray bottle of water. Live & Learn and grateful for 'a next time'!