Birch Log Roast Salmon

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As an alternative to the Dirty style of cooking I’ve been using a lot recently, this style of cooking doesn’t really benefit most fish, but plank roasting, and in this case Birch Log Roasting, works extremely well, protecting the fish from the direct heat but roasting and smoking it to perfection.

I used a little sea salt and a pinch of BBQ seasoning, on the salmon fillets and placed them on a birch log that I’d rubbed with a little olive oil on the top to stop the fish sticking. I nestled the log in the coals on a medium hot BBQ, I used a Kamado Joe from Outdoor Gourmet which is ideal for this kind of cooking. With the lid closed the sweet birch smoke was able to penetrate the fish and cook it perfectly, it took about 10-12 minutes. The bottom of the log will char up and smoke, make sure you have some heavy duty oven gloves or tongs for removing the log.

I served the salmon with a flower salad, and some herby couscous.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Looks great Marcus. Well-executed as usual. How did you like cooking on the Kamado? Thinking maybe to pick one of them up some day. Seems to be a most versatile cooker.

    Cheers
    -POTP

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  2. That salmon looks terrific! That KJ looks excellent and the shop’s got some excellent stuff 🙂

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  3. Posted by Simon on June 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Looks delicious -planked fish on the Kamado is really good but have not tried it using a log – I will now. The photo of the log on the coals is very neat – send it to KJ via their facebook page….

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