Planked Scallops With Dill, Lemon, & Garlic

This might be the easiest, tastiest scallop recipe you’ll ever make. My Chief Taste Tester says these were the best scallops he’s ever had. Cleanup is a breeze, too!  My stumbling upon the idea was purely pragmatic, although it seems so obvious in retrospect. Some months ago, I wanted to use up some leftover dilly-lemon…

Cedar-Wrapped Asparagus With Carrots

This quick, healthy side is simple enough for weekday dinners and fancy enough for company. Either way, you’ll love how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it is! Ingredients: 2 grilling wraps with string a small knob of ginger 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon extra-virgin…

Alder-Planked Fluke With Bold Spice Rub

  It’s been a constant struggle to find good-quality fresh fish around here. Every time I think I’ve found a good source, the quality there goes slowly downhill until I can’t bear to shop there anymore. There’s one place that’s reliable more often than not, but it’s pretty far from my house in a direction…

Planked Maple-Molasses Pork Tenderloin

Yes, pink-centered pork! If you learned to cook in the twentieth or early twenty-first century, or learned from someone who did, you probably learned to cook every last hint of pink out of your pork. And you probably used fattier cuts, because anything lean was like shoe leather when well-done. News flash: In 2011, the…

Planked Babyback Ribs: Oh, My!

WHY did I wait so long to try this??? And when can we have it again? That’s what went through my head the first time I made ribs this way. I was planking all sorts of things all summer long. I can’t even begin to imagine why I didn’t just start with these! It just doesn’t get any…

Plank Grilled Shrimp With Summer Veggies & Pasta

Summer splendor on a fork! This is the perfect meal for a hot summer day. Fresh, with a delicate balance of flavors. A little smoky from the planks, but not so as to overpower the veggies; a little subtle sweetness from the balsamic, peppery zip from the basil, and mini mouth-explosions from the salt. It…