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cedar planks for grilling salmon

drb Jul 1, 2010 11:04 AM

Where can these be obtained locally? Amazon has a set of 6 for $25 (inc shipping) but I'd like them for this weekend.

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  1. hiddenboston RE: drb Jul 1, 2010 11:10 AM

    I think I saw them at Fresh Market in Hingham a couple of weeks ago.

    Further away (and worth the drive, IMO!) is a place on Route 6A in East Sandwich called the Gallery Gourmet. They have all kinds of planks for grilling, including some I used for hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks. I may actually be going there this weekend if there's time.


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      heavydee RE: drb Jul 1, 2010 11:30 AM

      Not to be facetious, but what about Home Depot or some other hardware place that would stock a lot of wood (un-treated of course)?

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        trufflehound RE: heavydee Jul 1, 2010 01:55 PM

        yep, untreated. About $5 a bundle will last you and your neighbors years.

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          almansa RE: trufflehound Jul 1, 2010 05:02 PM

          I but cedar shingles every year at Lowes or HD for roasting turkeys.

      2. galleygirl RE: drb Jul 1, 2010 11:54 AM

        Whole Foods has them in the seafood department of each store...

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          chickendhansak RE: galleygirl Jul 1, 2010 12:13 PM

          I've seen them in Target in the past too.

        2. itaunas RE: drb Jul 1, 2010 12:15 PM

          You can usually buy them, a quality hardwood charcoal, and nice salmon all at New Deal. Call first on the planks, though.

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            runwestierun RE: drb Jul 1, 2010 12:22 PM

            They are about a buck a piece at Costco in a 9 or 12 pack, I can't remember the size. We live near a sawmill and have had them cut. At first we thought thickness mattered, but it doesn't seem to matter that much. That's the cheapest way, but we have to sand them.

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              Spike RE: runwestierun Jul 2, 2010 04:49 AM

              ditto Costco...had ones I picked up from Whole Foods and they seem to last about 2-4 burnings. The Costco ones are thicker so they should last a bit longer..the Costco ones also have a smoother finish...

              Planked Salmon...mmmmmm. One of my fav dishes :-)

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              treb RE: drb Jul 1, 2010 04:19 PM

              I saw them at Costco and Home Depot.

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                chuck s RE: drb Jul 2, 2010 06:12 AM

                I buy an 8 foot length of cedar from Home Depot and have them cut it into 9 inch pieces.

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                  skasi RE: chuck s Jul 2, 2010 09:02 AM

                  you can also buy the ceder shingle and you dont have to do any cutting.

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                    Spike RE: skasi Jul 2, 2010 10:28 AM

                    cedar shingles came in giant packs (30?) when I looked a while back...it'd take a while to burn through them :-)
                    Also make sure they're untreated...

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