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Pieces of alder, maple, hickory or cedar are soaked in water and then placed on the grill. The meat, poultry, fish or vegetable is then cooked on the plank imparting a delicious, smoky flavor. When you are finished grilling you just place the hot plank in soapy water, rise and use it again.
Eventually the planks (after many uses) disintegrate, so you just toss the pieces into the grill as smoking chips. You can also soak the planks in wine, apple cider or fruit juice for a different flavor. Cedar planks are $10.95 or multipacks with an assortment of woods are $19.95 from Sur La Table. (or call 800-243-0852)