I love to cook. I'm really into the whole process of it actually. Honestly, the hardest part is trying to figure out what I'm going to make. I usually just end up making something that intrigues me and I think will taste good. With food blogs and websites thriving, there is a constant stream of fresh inspiration and new ideas to consider. Often overwhelming, I love to keep track of those recipes that really "hit the spot". Enjoy.
Grilling with Planks
Although there is debate regarding the origins of grill planking, it is well documented as a technique started by the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Grilling on wooden planks is a fantastic method of cooking that has stood the test of time. Simple, yet extremely effective, cooking food on wooden planks is a great way to infuse your food with natural, smokey flavors. Although salmon is a favorite on the planks, poultry, beef, pork and vegetables work great too. Don't be afraid to get creative either, soaking the planks in cider, wine or sake before grilling will develop new flavors. All of our grill planks are cut from sustainably harvested Western Red Cedar. Please follow the instructions below to insure you get the most out of you're grilling experience.
- Soak the plank in water (or try wine, cider, sake) for at least an hour to overnight, the longer the better to ensure complete saturation
- Turn on the grill and preheat plank for about 5 minutes
- Place the food on the smooth side of the plank and cook to your desire