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Bought some salmon filets at Ralph’s. Picked up a 2-pack of the cedar planks. My wife is not a big fish fan. But.....I made the rub recipe that was included (brown sugar, ancho Chile powder, coarse salt, pepper, ground cumin). Soaked planks 1.5 hours. Set up charcoal in Weber kettle. Let burn down to white ash and set down planks 3 minutes then flipped. Let cook 3 more minutes. Set down salmon skin side down. Cooked for about 12-15 minutes, used thermometer to make sure at 143 at thickest part. Absolutely incredible!!!! The rub is STELLAR. My wife and son said it was better than any professional restaurant! He said I could sell it. That recipe is a KEEPER!!!!! I will let the team at Ralph’s know; maybe they could promote the boards more. I’m a new die-hard!
I bought a pack of these on clearance at a local store. I have been grilling all types of meat and seafood my entire life. This was my first use of a cedar plank for some salmon. Following the directions, I let the plank soak for over an hour and set it on the grill. I walked inside, grabbed my salmon, walked back to the grill and it was on fire! Not a little smoke, a full blown fire. Luckily, I removed it from the grill and was able to cook my salmon like I normally did. My second attempt consisted of soaking the plank for over 5 hours. I figured they would be well water logged and wouldn't flame like last time. I was very wrong!!! I put it on the grill for 3 minutes like the directions indicated and flipped it. At this point, there was a little smoke like I expected. I said "awesome" this may work. I placed my salmon of the plank and closed the lid. I am glad I checked it when I did because it was starting to flame up again. I was able to salvage my salmon before another full blown fire.
Needless to say, I will never use this product again. Stay clear and try someone else's cedar planks.