Sea Harvest Salmon Steaks on Maple Plank
November 13, 2012 in Fish
Wood and fish is no unusual combination, but normally it’s either used for smoking, or on a “braai plank” in a kettle braai or something similar. In the case of a “braai plank” there is no reason why it can not be use in an oven, the wood will still flavor the food, and as long as you have soaked the plank long enough in the water, there is not much change that it will catch fire.
When using any plank to cook food on, make sure it is totally untreated and soak it for at least an hour but preferable longer in water.
I have used Sea Harvest’s Salmon Steaks, with a maple plank.
Sea Harvest Salmon Steaks
Capers rinsed in fresh water
Red onion very finely sliced
Lemon fine sliced
Soak plank in fresh water for at least an hour but preferable overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 180°C
Defrost Salmon Steaks completely, pat dry with kitchen towel and flavor with salt and pepper. Add capers and finely sliced red onions on top and cover with lemon slices.
Remove plank from the water and put in pre-heated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven. The plank will probably be bend to one side, brush a little oil on the side that the edges bend upwards. Put the fish on the plank and put back in the oven. Bake until the fish are just done, it will take slightly longer than when cooking on a metal tray as the wood will absorb some heat.