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Walk the Plank for Smoky BBQ Flavor

grilled salmon on a cedar plank
Grill with wood planks to add a smoky
flavor to fish, chicken or other grilled foods.


If you're looking for a new grilling idea, walk the plank!

Cedar plank grilling infuses food with a delicious smoky flavor.

The beauty of this method is it requires little supervision, so you can spend less time at the barbecue and more time with family and friends. Plank-grilled foods are a refreshing change of pace from typical barbecue fare.

The result is moist, flavorful and it's so easy to do!

Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon
Prep Time: 10 min., Ready In: 35 min., Serves: 8

1 untreatedcedar plank (about 14x7x1 inch)
1/2cup Kraft Signature Sundried Tomato and Oregano Dressing
1/4cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4cup finely choppedsundried tomatoes in oil
1Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 salmon fillet (2 lb.), 1 inch thick, skin removed

IMMERSE the plank in water, placing a weight on top of the plank to keep it submerged. Soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.

PREHEAT barbecue on medium heat. Mix dressing, parsley and tomatoes; set aside.

BRUSH top of cedar plank with oil; top with salmon. Place on grill; cover grill with lid.

GRILL 10 minutes. Brush with dressing mixture; continue grilling 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork.

A few plank basics from the Kraft Kitchens

• Buy untreated cedar planks at your local grocery, specialty food or hardware store. It should measure about 14x7x1 in.

• Be sure to purchase untreated planks to avoid chemical contamination of food.

• You don't have to limit yourself to cedar. Try untreated oak, maple, cherry or apple wood planks for different flavors.

Source: Kraft - News Canada For the best grilling techniques to cook up other succulent summertime meats visit

More about cedar grilling around the Web:

Basics of plank grilling

How to Grill Salmon on a Cedar Plank

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