Cedar Wrapped Salmon for Man Food Mondays

Cedar Wrapped Salmon Good morning folks!

The inspiration for today’s post, Cedar Wrapped Salmon, came from a shopping trip Michelle took with her mother Joan.  They wanted to shop at one of those all natural grocery places and Michelle saw these cedar “paper” wraps and figured I would want to see them….what a great wife I have, she brings me all sorts of cool things to cook with :)…..I digress. What she found was something called Fire and Flavor Cedar Grilling Papers, and I have to say they work really well.  I like to grill salmon on a cedar plank. The flavor it gives the fish is really smooth and just seems to make the meal a little bit more special. These “papers” do the same thing and are very easy to use.

Cedar Wrapped Salmon What these “papers” are is very thin sliced cedar, about 1/16″ thick and 6″ x 71/4″ wide and long.  To use them, you first soak them in water for about 10 minutes. Once that is done, you place the salmon or what ever entree you want wrapped in them in the center of the “paper” and wrap it up, use the included piece of kitchen twine to tie the wrap securely, and place it on what ever you want to cook it on.  The cedar will brown/burn and impart the aromas into your dish.  You just have to unwrap it, and serve it, simple. They are flexible and will fold around what you are going to cook, all you have to do is make sure the portion is the correct size to fit the sheet.  That’s about it.  Oh I forgot, I was going to cook these on the grill but ran out of time, so I put them in the oven. The kitchen smelled wonderful all evening after…. 

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