Grilling wraps (also known as grilling papers) are one of the newest trends in the cooking world. Using natural wood to flavor food with a subtle smoke flavor, while also keeping food moist, these little wonder-workers are a must-have in your pantry.
Uses for Grilling Wraps
As mentioned above, wraps are a great natural way to season your food. They also keep most of the delicious juices inside, preventing your shrimp, meat or vegetables from drying out.
Wraps are also a great way to cook when you have a large crowd with different food preferences or allergies. Each wrap can be individualized to each person’s liking, while also being helpful for allergies, as the food does not come in direct contact with the grill.
Cedar & Alder Grilling Wraps: How to best Pair the Wood Flavors
- Cedar Grilling Wraps: Cedar wood is normally known to pair with salmon. Cedar planked salmon is a traditional dish in the Pacific Northwest (and all over the country), thus, Cedar grilling wraps are also well known to pair with salmon, but they are also great for vegetables like asparagus or zucchini, BBQ chicken strips and more. You can even make Fajitas in a Cedar wrap
- Alder Grilling Wraps: Alder wood is more subtle than Cedar. It has a balanced smoke flavor, whereas Cedar is more fragrant and spicy. Alder therefore pairs well with white fish (like halibut), vegetables, chicken, pork and shrimp.
How to Use Grilling Wraps
Using grilling wraps is easy: Just soak in water, place food parallel to the grain, tie with natural twine and cook. For more information, check out our Grilling Wraps 101 Guide.