Most people are familiar with Cedar planked salmon, but fewer people have heard of using Cedar wraps to cook salmon. So we wanted to show you just how to use this new trend in the food industry and make delicious, smoky, flaky salmon.

How to use Cedar Grilling Wraps (Papers)

Grilling wraps (sometimes also referred to as grilling papers) are easy to use.

  1. Soak wraps in warm water for 5 minutes until they become pliable.
  2. Add food parallel to the grain of the wood.
  3. Tie with natural twine.
  4. Cook as desired.

It really is that easy. It’s also a fun activity for kids to participate in, and can also be a “make your own wrap” night, like a baked potato or taco bar.

Grilling Wraps

How to cook Salmon in a Cedar Wrap

Now that you know how to use grilling wraps, making Cedar wrapped salmon will be a breeze.

  1. Start with oil. I like adding olive oil to my wraps before adding any food. It helps absorb the smoky flavor and also ensures nothing sticks to the wraps.
  2. Add you salmon. You’ll want to slice the portions a little thinner than you would if you were planking them.
    Approximately 2-3 inches in width is perfect.
  3. Add your toppings. Salmon is so versatile — you can do lemon and dill; teriyaki sauce and pineapple; or your favorite veggies. You’re the boss.
  4. Cook on the grill or in the oven. When it’s cold outside and you don’t want to brave the snow, stick these in the oven (and your house will smell ah-mazing!).
  5. Serve in the wrap. It adds a beautiful presentation!