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Annie Kuster

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef on a Cedar Plank

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef on a Cedar Plank

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My beef has been "corning" for the past four days and now it's show time! But first... A brief, yet corny history: A Corned Beef is a cut of brisket that is brine-cured. The term “corned” refers to the course salt or rock salt kernels used to preserve the meat. It is said to be a spring celebratory meal because the meat would cure in salt rocks all winter and be ready to eat just in time for the equinox. Beef was considered to be an indulgence in Ireland and was only available to the wealthy,...

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Annie Kuster

Cedar Wrapped Trout Over a Campfire

Cedar Wrapped Trout Over a Campfire

Catch some fresh trout on the river? Cook 'em over the campfire all wrapped tight in wood for a smokey cedar flavor.Ingredients: 1 Cedar Grilling Wrap 1 Whole Golden Trout (10-12 oz) 3 thin slices of butter Small bunch of thyme and oregano 3 thin slices of lemon (plus extra to serve) Pepper and kosher salt Directions: Soak cedar wrap in water for 5 minutes. Preheat grill to 350Fº Rinse and dry the trout inside and out. Season the inside well with salt and pepper. Fill the cavity first with the lemon, then butter, then herbs. Place the fish on the cedar wrap...

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza on a Cedar Grilling Plank

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza on a Cedar Grilling Plank

Have the whole family pitch in to make party-size pizzas on a cedar grilling plank. Cook up one big chicken-bacon-ranch pizza or stick to smaller planks and personalize the recipe for enjoyment by all. This dish is great for summer days when it's too hot to use the oven or winter nights when you just want to thaw out the grill for some wood-fired pizza. Ingredients: 7x15 Cedar Grilling Plank 1 ball of pizza dough 2 chicken breasts 1/2 lb. bacon Ranch dressing (or ranch dressing mix) 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese Cherry tomatoes Basil Chives Corn meal Directions: Preheat grill...

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Annie Kuster

Maple and Citrus Cedar Planked Salmon

Maple and Citrus Cedar Planked Salmon

Every couple years, a basic nutrient is glorified and/or vilified with updated dietary studies. Carbs were uncool, and then high-protein diets were a thing, then Paleo diets were it. All of a sudden, anti-oxidants cure everything from wrinkles to ringworm. While a portion of this is metabolic mumbo-jumbo, the American Heart Association has found that Omega-3 Fatty Acids do have a wide range of benefits. Increasing your intake of fresh fish, salmon in particular, is one of the best ways to increase your intake of said OMG-3's. Since the release of the studies in the early 2000's, the American intake...

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