I think one of the best things about Fall is the chance to really start cooking again. I love a hot meal and when it's 90 degrees out we tend to live on salad and cool dishes.
A couple weeks ago Victoria and I were in the grocery store and she noticed cedar grilling planks on clearance for less than $2. She recognized them as something that her dad would love to try using on the grill so we picked up a set.
My Grillmeister whipped up a marinade of fresh grated ginger, honey,brown mustard and toasted sesame seeds, and slathered some fresh salmon with the mixture before putting it on the plank to grill. It was fantastic! The cedar (which was soaked in water before grilling) added a wonderful sweet flavor to the meat and the steam from the wood left the salmon moist and tender. You could just as easily get some boards at Home Depot and use them this way. Try hickory, cedar, or cherry.
Served with a salad and fresh roasted veggies it was a Sunday meal that left everyone with a smile on their face:>)
Have you ever grilled with wood planks?