Salmon on a Poplar Plank


 

John_NJ

TVWBB Super Fan
A friend of mine told me this simple recipe a few years ago and it became part of our grilling meal rotation.

Very easy and delicious, in my opinion.

Salmon steaks
Dijon mustard
Brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

3/8” thick poplar plank, soaked in water at least a few hours - around 5” x 10” works

Rub the salmon steaks on all sides with Dijon mustard and cover for around 30 minutes

Place the steaks on the soaked poplar plank, sprinkle with brown sugar, and add salt and pepper to your taste

Place the poplar planks on a preheated grill - M-L-M on the Genesis 1000

Grill for approximately 25 minutes, move to a plate and enjoy 6E6719DB-3711-4774-A5F1-B23520CC0443.jpeg D73A2A65-8544-4969-9559-99365C458590.jpeg

I had to grill a piece of marinated chicken for my mom- added 10 minutes before the fish was done

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One of the planks flipped over after the fish was done
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Dinner is served- salmon, quinoa and spring mix on the side
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Joe Anshien

TVWBB Emerald Member
Do you reuse the planks? What does the plank do for or to the fish? I found 2 cedar planks for $1 each but have not tried them yet.
 

John_NJ

TVWBB Super Fan
I'm allergic to Cedar so this is a like!
Where do you source your planks?
I work in architectural woodworking.

We use poplar frequently, and cut offs are readily available to me, fortunately.

And I plane them to 3/8 thick which seems to be a good thickness for this.
 

John_NJ

TVWBB Super Fan
Do you reuse the planks? What does the plank do for or to the fish? I found 2 cedar planks for $1 each but have not tried them yet.
The Planks can only be used once and then discarded.

For the record, I have never cooked on a cedar plank before, but I know this is the common wood used for grilling.

I think wood planks soaked in water allow the fish to be more or less steam cooked on the underside and browned on the top and sides?

Anyone have a better explanation?
 

 

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