On a pretty regular basis, I get emails to review or evaluate products. I almost always politely turn them down. I can count on one hand the companies I have had the fortune of dealing with. Regular readers know instantly who I’m talking about. These relationships started not with a canned email, but a mutual appreciation and passion for either grilling or beer.
It takes an awesome product and awesome people for this to happen, which brings me to Outdoor Gourmet. Nestled in Sandpoint, Idaho, just below the Canadian border, Outdoor Gourmet is the original, modern day manufacturer of cedar grilling planks. They are a small family-owned business and their planks, all six flavors/species, are incredible. I’ve used them extensively for years, and I do think they are the absolute best.
In preparation for the holidays, Outdoor Gourmet is giving away one of their Northwest Sampler Grilling Gift Baskets.
What you get:
1 Wildwood Grilling 6 Flavor Grilling Plank Sampler Pack – This sampler has one each of Cedar, Alder, Hickory, Cherry, Maple and Red Oak grilling planks. The planks are 5x10” and are attractively stamped with their wood variety. All of our grilling planks are 100% sustainably produced in USA with special attention to food safety.
1 (5.7oz) Spiceologist Smoky Honey Habanero All-Natural Spice Blend
1 (4oz) Mustard and Co. Garlic Dill Organic Mustard
2 (1oz jars) Fat Daddy’s Barbecue Sauce Tasters: Mesquite and Island Paradise.
8 Wildwood Grilling Cedar Grilling Wraps
1 lb Wildwood Grilling Northwest Alder Smoking Chips
I love to plank, so if you are looking to either add another tool to your grilling arsenal, or want to pass the planking love on to someone else, this is a great way to do it.
Cedar Wrapped Asparagus
Sure, you could plank chicken breasts, but it is a whole lot more interesting to plank an entire chicken.
Take a whole chicken, remove the backbone, and cut the breastbone in half to separate. Season all over with salt, pepper, and your favorite rub.
Soak two cedar planks in water for at least an hour.
Place the chicken halves on the planks and grill over indirect medium high heat for about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Remove and enjoy.
Sorry, the food distracted me. Now about that giveaway...
Rules & Stuff:
1. Giveaway runs from Sunday November 23, 2014 to midnight, EST on Sunday, November 30, 2014.
2. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 1st.
3. Due to shipping, entires can only be accepted from the US.
4. Outdoor Gourmet has already provided me with the same gift basket as our lucky winner is to receive.