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What a plank!

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Salmon is the Germans’ favorite fish: Around a fifth of all the fish served onto the plates of German citizens was salmon in 2016 – followed by Alaskan pollock, which is pretty much part of the same family anyway.

In any case, the fish is tasty, but at the same time a little boring somehow. Almost everybody has it on their plate at some point during the year, which means that you have to come up with something special when cooking for friends. How about Finnish blazed salmon, also known as loimulohi?

Firstly, of course, you need a salmon fillet and a charcoal barbecue, smoker, or fire pit - and the blazed salmon set. Place a slightly salted fillet half on the plank with the skin side down and fix it into position with the stainless-steel clasp before attaching it to the barbecue. The plank can be adjusted to any angle for cooking. A special bracket system ensures that the plank stays at the desired angle without toppling over; the clasp secures the fish so that it doesn't fall into the embers, while the birch wood lends the fish a delicate, sweet note.

The salmon is cooked by the rising heat in 30 to 40 minutes - and only the aroma of the country's special sauna infusions is as characteristically Finnish. Bon appétit!

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