Northwest native Americans used ancient Cedar Plank cooking with hot coals from the rich cedar trees for years. Western red cedar offers a unique taste to enhance the taste buds by imparting a subtle, smoky-sweet flavor as it roasts over the direct heat from charcoal or gas grills.
1/4 cup grapefruit or orange juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. olive oil
5-6 ounce salmon fillets or steaks
1 Cedar Plank
1. Preheat grill. Soak cedar plank for 20 minutes.
2. Combine all the juice, syrup, vinegar, garlic in small saucepan.
3. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until the mixture has a glaze-like consistency. Stir often.
4. Stir in the oil and remove from heat.
5. Brush generously the fillets or steaks with glaze.
6. Grill with covered grill on plank, basting now and then, with glaze.
7. Carefully, with mixing utensil, remove plank from grill, place on safe plate or pan, cut into pieces, and serve from plank.