Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon
Donald Barickman, who developed this crowd-pleasing recipe, cooks the salmon over a homemade barbecue pit, but you can use a large gas or charcoal grill. The longer the salmon cooks, the more pronounced the wood-roasted flavor, so you want to avoid cooking it too close to the heat.
Stack fire-resistant supports, such as bricks, stones, or cinder blocks, on each side of the grill so that the cedar plank will rest at least fifteen inches above the hot coals. If at any time the fish or plank begins to smolder, spritz it with water.