Oh jeez, oh jeez! Summer is just around the corner and I’m already smackin’ my lips thinking about all the delicious things I want to throw on the BBQ. Fancy grilling tools like spatulas in the shape of American flags, pig-shaped BBQs, or inappropriate aprons like the ones with naked man or human-sized turkey print (my preferred choices) are obviously important, but all my votes go to the cedar grilling plank as the most essential BBQ accessory.
I soak the cedar planks in water for 4 hours (to keep them from burning), then place a simply-seasoned salmon filet on top before placing on the grill. The woody aromas completely penetrate the salmon; the tree sap caramelizes around the filet and it’s just **sigh**… yea…wow. Amazing. You must try it.
Food52’s ears must be burning because they are featuring a 4-pack of grilling planks on their Provisions website right now and One King’s Lane is featuring a Plank Grilling Cookbook. Get ’em while they’re hot!