I soaked my cedar planks for about 2 hours. My oven was already preheated to 450F. I brushed them with a little olive oil and placed my stuffed salmon fillets on top. after about 7 minutes I checked them I had smoke. Not too much, I simply opened the balcony and cracked the oven every couple of minutes. After about 4 more minutes I reduced the heat to 300F added my garlic bread. Soon I had a wonderful dinner
I had the cedar planks that are still shaped like the natural tree and we ate right off of them.