For these Alder planked scallops, we decided to go with a simple, yet delicious recipe. Piccata is traditionally a method used with veal or chicken, but combined with the subtle flavor of the Alder wood, it adds a beautiful flavor combination to the scallops.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 5 x 8” Alder Plank
  • 6 Scallops
  • 6 round Lemon Slices
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp White Wine
  • 3 Tbsp chopped Garlic
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Capers
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Fresh Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper

Chef's Tip

Picatta originated in
Italy and is traditionally
served with veal or chicken.


  1. Soak Alder Plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  3. Sauté garlic and capers in butter. Deglaze pan with wine.
  4. Place lemon slices on plank, set scallops on top of lemon slices. Spoon garlic and capers on scallops. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place loaded plank on grill and shut the lid. Grill until done – about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from grill. Drizzle with oil and garnish with parsley.
  7. Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.
  8. Serve and enjoy!