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Cooking 101: Cedar Plank Grilling

Cedar Plank Pork Loin

Cedar plank grilling infuses food with delicious smoky flavor.

cedar plank grilling basics

Recipe Rating: 4.8

what you need

1 untreated cedar plank (14x7x1 inch)
1/2 cup KRAFT or BULL'S-EYE Original Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
Zest of 1 orange
1 Tbsp. oil
1 boneless pork loin (2 lb.)

make it

Cedar Plank Grilling - Step 1
1. IMMERSE plank in water and soak for at least 4 hours or overnight. You may have to weigh it down with a soup can.
Cedar Plank Grilling - Step 2

2. PREHEAT grill to medium heat. Using a barbecue or pastry brush, brush one side of plank with vegetable oil. This will help prevent food from sticking to wood. Top plank with meat; place on center of grill grate. Close lid.

Cedar Plank Grilling - Step 3 & 4

3. GRILL to desired doneness. Check back occasionally to ensure cedar plank doesn’t flare up. Spritz any flames with a water bottle if necessary.

4. BRUSH meat or fish with barbecue sauce during last 20 minutes of grilling time.

Cedar Plank Grilling - Step 5
5. REMOVE meat from plank and turn off grill. Let plank cool on grill grate before removing.

Plank Basics

  • Buy untreated cedar planks at your local grocery, specialty food or hardware store. It should measure about 14 x 7 x 1 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.