Grill planks lend smoky, woody flavors to salmon. Follow these instructions on preparing your plank and grilling for a delicious dinner.
You can cook everything from tuna to tenderloin on a wood plank, but salmon gains the most from this extra smoky infusion;
you simply can't miss it. Follow these instructions and you can't go wrong!
View Recipe: Plank-Grilled Salmon with Grape Relish
You’ll need to soak the plank before using it to help keep the fish moist. A soaked plank also produces maximum smoke and is less likely to burn. Submerge it in water for at least 1 hour. Use the soaked plank right away since the wood will start to dry out.
Preheat the grill, and place the plank on the grill rack. Grill the plank for 3 minutes or until lightly charred.
Carefully turn the plank over using long-handled tongs. Food that touches the wood takes on more flavor, so arrange the fish on the plank in a single layer on the charred side.