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Willkat98
02-06-2008, 10:11 AM
I saw something new last week at my favorite exotic meat store, and now with Lent starting, I am kicking myself for not picking some up.

They are cedar wraps.

It takes the cedar planking of salmon to a different level.

They are wafer thin.

You soak in water, then wrap small cuts of fish (or chicken or anything), then cook on the grill.

Has anyone else seen/tried these?

I can imagine getting some great flavor by wrapping the fish around, say, a halved jalepeno, then cedar wrapped and offset smoked.

Multi-dimensional flavor.

Hope to get these sooner, rather than later, and post results ASAP.

http://www.laprimashops.com/ProductImages/greatlakesgrilling/CEW7258.jpg

bowhnter
02-06-2008, 11:34 AM
I haven't seen em yet, but they look interesting. And since the planks are also a one time use, I would imagine these are quite a bit more econimical? What was the cost of them, do you you know?

SmokyOkie
02-06-2008, 11:36 AM
I'm anxious to see what you find out. I have two questions though:
1) Would they interfere w/ smoke application and bark/crispy edge?
2) Couldn't you buy cedar veneer from your local cabinet making supply for a lot less$?

TX Sandman
02-06-2008, 12:03 PM
Has anyone else seen/tried these?

I saw them in a BBQs Galore store over the weekend. Never tried them. Have seen pics of 'em used once, though. A gentleman named Don Marco used them in a cooking contest in Germany and won. Below are pics of his salmon.


http://mybbq.net/forum/userpix/57_DGM_057_Medium_1.jpg

http://mybbq.net/forum/userpix/57_DGM_060_Medium_1.jpg

Willkat98
02-06-2008, 12:55 PM
What was the cost of them, do you you know?

I think it was like $12 for the small pack and 15 for the larger ones. Both had 10 sheets (I think)

Kew_el_steve
02-06-2008, 01:21 PM
I'm anxious to see what you find out. I have two questions though:
1) Would they interfere w/ smoke application and bark/crispy edge?
2) Couldn't you buy cedar veneer from your local cabinet making supply for a lot less$?

I'd be leery about buying cabinet wood for any smoking application due to chemicals that are sprayed in to it to kill off worms, etc.

Geek with Fire
02-06-2008, 02:00 PM
I'd be leery about buying cabinet wood for any smoking application due to chemicals that are sprayed in to it to kill off worms, etc.

I always thought cedar naturally repelled critters? I think if it doesn't say treated, you are ok (not an MD, so take that with a grain of salt). But Alton Brown did a "Good Eats" the other night cooking on planks. While his wasn't vaneer, he did get his planks from cabinet grade wood.

SmokyOkie
02-06-2008, 03:06 PM
He!!, I been in the chemical business for 30 years. If chemicals haven't killed me yet, they prolly won't now.:lol:lol