This is such a simple and elegant technique for cooking salmon. The fish steams gently in the heat of the BBQ, staying incredibly tender and moist and all the smoky flavors from the cedar plank infuse into the salmon. So good and so easy.
SOAK BBQ grill plank in water for at least 1- 2 hours. A longer soak reduces the chance of flare-ups and creates more steam to carry the flavour of the wood into your food. Make sure the BBQ grill plank is completely submerged when soaking.
For something a bit more adventurous, soak your planks in wine, beer, juice or stock.
PREHEAT BBQ to a medium heat of 180°- 200°C
PREPARE food and place on soaked plank. Place loaded plank on BBQ grill plate – NOT ON THE HOT PLATE.
Close the BBQ lid and allow food to cook / smoke. Flipping is NOT required nor encouraged – plenty of heat is conducted by the wood fto complete the cooking process.
Cook until food is done to your specifications. Have a spray bottle of water ready for flare-ups.