Chai-Infused Cedar Plank Salmon

I have a lot of trouble doing anything in the simplest possible manner. So when I pulled out the cedar planks I bought a few months ago intending to use them for the first time, I couldn’t settle for soaking in water when I realized you could soak in pretty much any liquid you like. I didn’t quite feeling like using wine. I didn’t have any fruit juice or cider. But I did have some chai tea. Salmon, infused with the mellow spiciness of cinnamon, ginger and cloves – how cool would that be? Well, pretty cool, I must tell you. The chai tea flavors combined with the natural sweet smokiness characteristic of cedar plank grilling worked very well here. I made a simple glaze of honey and soy sauce to glaze the fish during the last few minutes of grilling. If you haven’t tried cedar plank grilling, I would definitely recommend it. It’s a great way to create a meal with tons of flavor, and minimal effort. All you need to do is make sure you soak your plank for several hours, and then grill over low heat to avoid catching fire. Though there’s nothing wrong with just soaking the plank in water and using a good rub on your fish or chicken, I definitely look forward to doing a cider-soak now that fall is right around the corner.
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4 Responses to “Chai-Infused Cedar Plank Salmon”

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    That Girl — September 5, 2008 @ 4:51 am Reply

    I’m so impressed with your planking skills!

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    Joelen — September 7, 2008 @ 12:19 am Reply

    Awesome! I’m glad that the chai flavors came out nicely… and I was thinking it might be too subtle. Wonderful idea girlfriend!

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    Alicia — November 7, 2008 @ 1:47 am Reply

    I LOVE the idea of sneaking in more flavor with your soaking liquid, and am glad you disovered it worked before I tried it! I wonder what earl gray cod would be like….

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    That Girl — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    I'm so impressed with your planking skills!

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