07-13-2014, 03:42 PM
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For many years before I retired, I did consulting work for the Federal Aviation Administration. On a business trip to Auburn, Washington (home of the Seattle Air Route Air Traffic Control Center) I discovered a small restaurant in Des Moines whose specialty was Alder Wood Grilled Salmon (along with wonderful homemade cheese rolls). When I returned home, I went to one of our local wood vendors and purchased a 10'X6"X1" alder plank and cut it in to about 8" pieces to use as grilling planks. The reason I mention this is that when you buy Alder Wood Chips from the big box stores it is expensive. I was able to get enough Alder to last for a long time. Enough..I digress...back to the story. This weekend, I fired up the Smokey Joe, put on a piece of the Alder/Salmon, and the rest is history. If you are a griller/out doors cooker, please try this. It is one of the best meals I have ever had. I make garlic rice pilaf and a nice side salad. Every time I do the Alder salmon it brings back fond memories of a great business trip and a great meal in Des Moines. The only thing missing is the view of Mt. Rainier!!!!

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 07-13-2014, 03:52 PM
  • freddy
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Looks heavenly! Smile

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 07-13-2014, 03:59 PM
  • Agravic
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That looks great!
Thanks for sharing.

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 07-13-2014, 04:18 PM
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Looks excellent!

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 07-13-2014, 04:28 PM
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I can almost smell it. Fantastic !

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 07-13-2014, 05:48 PM
  • Sully
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I love plank grilled salmon. I've never had grilled on alder, I bet it's delicious.

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 07-13-2014, 08:51 PM
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I agree LG. In fact it's the only use for alder smoke that I know of. Applied lightly, used as a spice.

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 07-14-2014, 06:04 AM
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Grilled Salmon is the best but grilled on a wood blank is the ultimate. Its making my mouth water.

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 07-14-2014, 08:14 AM
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Looks absolutely delicious.

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 07-15-2014, 08:45 PM
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Amazing! Salmon, king of fishes. Smile

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