How to Grill Seafood on a Natural Alder Plank

Here is a 5-Star presentation from a back porch grill that will impress even the most discerning pallet. Give it a try to see how easy it is to elevate your grilling experience.


  1. 1
    Select a 6"x 12" natural oval Alder plank. Soak the plank(s) for about two hours in water.
  2. 2
    Ingredients per plank: 1/4 lb fresh tuna steak, 1/4 lb 40 ct fresh shrimp in the shell, 1/4 cup scallops, sesame ginger salad dressing, olive oil, red and yellow peppers, alder chips or chunks
  3. 3
    Lightly oil the plank to prevent sticking
  4. 4
    Arrange tuna, shrimp, and scallops on the plank. Add pepper strips for color.
  5. 5
    When grill is ready, remove tuna steak and sear lightly on both sides. Return it to the plank
  6. 6
    Generously drizzle sesame ginger dressing over the seafood.
  7. 7
    Add alder chips or chunks to charcoal or to your smoker box for propane grill.
  8. 8
    Place plank directly on the grilling surface. Shut lid. Cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  9. 9
    Serve on the plank for a sensational WOW factor!


  • You can experiment with different wood varieties for your own unique presentation. Be careful to only use the milder wood smoke so not to overpower the seafood. Oak, Beechnut, and Sugar Maple are good choices
  • If you do not feel like grilling, place the plank on a cookie sheet and cook in your oven broiler or toaster oven. Sensational!

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Categories: Fish and Seafood