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Project by Dallas posted 04-24-2012 11:55 PM 3768 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some rough pieces of cedar left over from my log milling adventure and we happened to have a 5 lb. salmon in the freezer.
A little melted butter, some fresh garlic, lime and chopped up home grown dill.

Run rough cedar though the planer until it’s smooth on one side.

Cut to size.

Soak cedar in water for a couple of hours.

Get grill smokin’ hot with home made oak charcaol.

Slice fish down the middle.

Mix melted butter, dill, lime juice and garlic together, nuke for 30 seconds, paint on fish and planks.

Put on cooler side of the grill until done, then put a little more butter mixture on the fish and put on hot side of the grill for about 5 minutes.


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 04-25-2012 12:04 AM

Now that is a great fish story. Good job.

The first mouth-watering project I have seen on here!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 04-25-2012 12:28 AM

That’s an unusual wood finish… and a nice project for april 1st.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 12:39 AM

Now that is the real fish steak!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 04-25-2012 12:42 AM

Where’s our helping of that fish, I thought you were our friend!

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 12:43 AM

What is your address??? I’ll bring the BEER, or wine if you prefer!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 04-25-2012 01:20 AM

Looks and sounds delish . . . Well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 01:43 AM

More Fish in the freezer, Lemme know when you’ll be here and I’ll set the grill up for a real good time.
The cost will be showing and teaching the wood working skills you have!

Oh…. and some beer of course!

Franklin, TX.

Should I do a Brisket too?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 01:44 AM

MMMMMM beer, I mean salmon.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#9 posted 04-25-2012 02:06 AM

That has to be one of the most interesting finishes I’ve ever seen (or tasted) ;) Try it with some capers.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 04-25-2012 03:38 AM

One of the very best uses of cedar!

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#11 posted 04-25-2012 03:49 AM

Fish oil finish, gotta try it. Great idea, thanks for sharing (the idea, not the food)

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#12 posted 04-25-2012 03:57 AM

Soak cedar in water for a couple of hours

Reminds me of the first time my wife cooked salmon for a group of us. Got every step right except she skipped that one almost entirely (ran them under water for a few seconds).

Needless to say, the salmon had an extra smokey flavor that night. She can cook no doubt about that, but just didn’t think that one through in her rush.

That picture reminded me of that night. Thanks. Good stuff.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#13 posted 04-25-2012 04:52 AM

Great use of wood

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 04-25-2012 11:09 AM

How do you plan to get the fish smell out? Replane it ?

-- Rodman

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