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Grilling (salmon and other fish) with cedar planks ... many questions

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Grilling (salmon and other fish) with cedar planks ... many questions

ipsedixit | Jan 29, 2009 07:52 AM

Ok, I've started to grill salmon with cedar planks (and other wood planks as well, like alderwood, etc.)

But I have a few questions I'd like to throw out to the grilling savants out there, as well as solicit any advice that might be useful.

1. How long to soak the plank?
I usually do it for at least 4 hours. Should it be more or less?

2. What to soak the plank in?
I've been using just regular filtered water. Should I use something else?

3. Can a plank be reused?
As in soak, grill, soak and grill again?

4. When to place the fish on the plank?
Do you put the soaked plank on the grill to pre-heat before putting the fish on? Or do you put the fish and plank on the grill simultaneously?

Any other tips?

Bear with me, still new to this, so thanks for any advice.

Cheers!

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