Now a days, you can buy cedar planks you can use on your grill or even in your oven. I get mine from a local BBQ store or hardware store, but be careful to get untreated natural cedar. You have to be careful of that. The plank offers a natural smoky flavor to the salmon. But if you don't have a cedar plank, this can easily be grilled without it or baked / broiled in the oven. The sweet spicy apple glaze is perfect with the smoky cedar flavor.