Native American Indians invented cooking on wooden planks. Try it to make your own smoked salmon! The fish absorbs the woody flavours and stays really moist. Don't worry, the wooden planks have been treated for cooking and are available online and in specialty kitchen shops. You will need a smoking box for best results.
A brine solution for fish is made with water, salt and other flavourings such as lemon, peppercorns or bay leaves.
Smoking fish can take 2 to 6 hours as you are cooking at much lower temperatures than you would normally. It also depends on the size of the fish fillet.
There are very few things in life that can make fresh salmon taste better, however smokin' ron's recipe for smoked salmon does just that. - 14 Aug 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is an awesome way to make salmon! Be sure to make the brine. I soaked my plank in water with lemon, orange and tangerines and it was the best! The butcher told me to also soak in onion and garlic for another flavor. - 28 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was the best fish recipe i have ever tasted. The plank gave the fish so much flavor. I cooked mine a little longer, until it was mostly white...The whole family loved this recpe - 25 Oct 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)