5 Types of Pacific Salmon Varieties

5 Types of Pacific Salmon Varieties

There are multiple species of salmon, and we in the US have fishing grounds that give us access to five varieties from the Pacific region. Although wild Atlantic salmon is delicious, all Atlantic salmon on the market, yes all, is farmed. Instead of farmed, the term...
Do You Have to Soak Cedar Planks?

Do You Have to Soak Cedar Planks?

Long story short: yes, you have to soak Cedar planks before cooking with them. The good news is soaking a plank for 15 minutes is the optimal soaking time, so by the time your grill is preheated and food is prepared, you’ll be ready to start cooking! What if I...
Is Cedar Wood Toxic to Cook on?

Is Cedar Wood Toxic to Cook on?

Some varieties of Cedar are completely food-safe and will give your food a delicious smoky flavor, but others won’t impart any flavor (and can even be poisonous). Make sure you’re aware of the different wood varieties to ensure you’re only cooking...
What Can You Cook on Cedar Planks?

What Can You Cook on Cedar Planks?

Being in the grilling plank business, we’ve tried cooking everything from a Twinkie to lamb chops on grilling planks. We definitely encourage experimentation, but we do have some recommendations for food that pairs really well with the delicious smoky flavor...
Can You Cook Chicken on Cedar Planks?

Can You Cook Chicken on Cedar Planks?

When it comes to cooking on Cedar grilling planks, we tend to think seafood (particularly salmon). There are many other options that take on the delicious flavor of Cedar; chicken is one of them. So, what is the best way of cooking chicken on a Cedar grilling plank?...
Can you Cook Salmon on a Cedar Plank in the Oven?

Can you Cook Salmon on a Cedar Plank in the Oven?

We grill up a lot of Cedar planked salmon around here, but today we want to share our technique about getting the same kind of results from cooking with planks in the oven. Whether you’re an apartment-dweller without an outdoor space or are just trying to stay...
Can a Grilling Plank be Used More Than Once?

Can a Grilling Plank be Used More Than Once?

To put it simply: If you are able to use a grilling plank more than once, you are doing it wrong. We can all agree that to get the best value for your money, it makes sense to try and use your grilling planks as many times as possible. To determine if this method is...
How Long Should you Soak a Grilling Plank?

How Long Should you Soak a Grilling Plank?

We all know the old saying, “if I had a dollar for every time…” I have seen recommended grilling plank soak times that vary from 5 minutes to 24 hours. After repeatedly being asked the question, “How long should a grilling plank soak for?” I decided...
How do you use Cedar planks?

How do you use Cedar planks?

Cooking with a grilling plank is an easy way to infuse delicious smoky flavor into food. You’ve probably heard of Cedar planked salmon, but don’t limit your planking to just one recipe. We’ve tried planking everything from pork chops to pizza and find the savory...
Alder Flavor Profile: Mild, Balanced Wood Smoke

Alder Flavor Profile: Mild, Balanced Wood Smoke

Many grilling woods give strong, bold flavors to their food. Which is great. Sometimes. And other times, I am looking for something balanced and delicate to not overpower the natural flavors of the food. That’s where Alder wood comes in. It’s not as widely...
Using Wood Wraps in the Oven

Using Wood Wraps in the Oven

Wood smoked food is taking the world by storm these days. But during these colder months, many people don’t want to stand outside by their grill to get delicious wood-flavored food. Check out our blog: How to grill in a tiny NYC apartment without a grill Using...