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Casey Johnson

Asparagus on a Cedar Plank

Asparagus on a Cedar Plank

Here is an asparagus recipe easy enough for anyone to follow. Have your asparagus prepped and cooked in 15 minutes! Ingredients: 1 Cedar Grilling Plank. Soak in hot tap water for 15-20 minutes before using. 1 bunch of fresh asparagus. Juice of 2 fresh lemons (approx. 3-4 tablespoons). 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest. 3-4 TBS. extra virgin olive oil. Coarsely ground salt and pepper. First: Wash and trim asparagus. Mix lemon juice and olive oil. In a shallow pan or bowl, toss asparagus gently with lemon juice and olive oil to coat. Second: Arrange asparagus spears in one layer on wet plank. Apply ground,...

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Casey Johnson

Cooking Vegetables on a Grilling Plank

Cooking Vegetables on a Grilling Plank

  This post isn't so much a recipe; it's more of a how-to. It's important to pick veggies that can stand up to the heat of a grill and not get destroyed. Peppers, asparagus, carrots, beets, corn, eggplant, green beans, zucchini, onions and potatoes are all good choices. Avoid anything too leafy; lettuce, arugula and spinach are all out.  Soak a grilling plank- any wood type you like, for at least one hour.  Prep your veggies by peeling or cutting them as needed. Toss them in olive oil and a little salt. Pre-heat your grill or oven to 350F. When the grill is hot,...

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