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Monday, May 21, 2012

Cedar Planked Pork Loin

I have been wishing to make a Cedar Planked Pork Loin for a couple years now but have not been brave enough to try it.
  I love the Cedar Planked Salmon and I  would always read and reread the recipe for  Cedar Planked Pork Loin and then put it away and grab the salmon.
  I finally dived in and bought a couple of nice pork loins, soaked my cedar planks and lit the grill.  
Oh my gosh,  it was totally  worth the wait!  The pork loin came out perfectly cooked  with just a touch of smoke flavor.  I served it with my awesome mango salsa, couscous and grilled asparagus. 
 Of course I timed the experiment when we were with family and  I was concerned at first.   What was I thinking, trying something new with no safety net and a hungry crowd.
 But not to worry and to quote my Fellow, " 

You nailed it, babe!""
Whooo Hooo!!

Cedar Planked Pork Loin

1-2 1/2 lb Pork Loin
1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce
1 untreated cedar plank
olive oil

Start by soaking the cedar plank overnight.  Completely submerge the cedar plank in water, place a weight (heavy can) on top to keep it submerged.   Place the pork loin in a gallon size plastic bag and pour in the teriyaki sauce.  Place in fridge to marinade at least 4 hours.

 Heat outside grill to med heat.  Remove plank from water and brush  a small amount of olive oil on one side of the plank.  Place meat on oiled side of the plank and carefully place both on grill and close the lid.  I kept a close watch on the pork using a spray bottle of water to spray down any flare ups which did indeed happen several times.  Close lid and cook for about 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees F.   Remove from grill, cover and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Throw away the cedar plank.
 Serve with Mango Salsa:)

Mango Salsa

1 Mango, diced
1/4 cup red onion. chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped (I used 2)
1/4 cup red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, cover and chill in fridge.


  1. this looks YUMMY!!! is it dinner time yet?? haha!

    Thanks for linking up to the blog hop!

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I've been wanting to make the mango salsa for a while. Thanks for visiting Inspirations by D, I look forward to your posts.

  3. This sounds good - I have a mango tree that's bearing, I don't generally like mangos because they're too sweet, but this sounds nice & spicy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Sounds yummy - the pork loin and the salsa both!!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe! Can't wait to try it out! :)

  6. This looks so delicious. We need help with our Pork loin. Thanks for linking up with me today!

  7. I have never had pork on a cedar plank- sounds delish! Would love for you to come and link up with us at Kids in the Kitchen: Hope to see you there! Thanks!

  8. That looks so good- my husband and I love grilling with cedar planks.

  9. Wow this looks tasty,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  10. Oh my goodness this looks so good I want to eat my screen! I will for sure have to make this soon! YUM!

  11. I would love for you to come by and share this post on the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  12. Oh YUM!!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. Thanks for inviting me to your link ups this week. I will be sure to link up. I am always searching for active hops. In fact, I would love for you to add all your hops in my directory. I am in the process of collecting then I will be doing PR on them. Love to have you!

    Julie @ Naptime Review

  14. Awesome meal! Thanks for letting me know about your parties, too! I appreciate it!

  15. Pinning! This sounds so good and kudos to you for getting 'er done! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  16. This looks so good. We have a whole pig coming later this summer and we will definitely have to try this then. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.

    1. Thank you for hosting an awesome party! Thanks for the visit.

  17. I've only done the cedar planked salmon. This sounds even better! especially since you nailed it ;-)

    Thanks for linking up again this week!

    1. Yes, the pork loin on cedar planks is awesome and especially if you nail it! Lol Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Evelyn,
    This looks great! Especially now that summer is here we need some new grill meal ideas. Just started following through Linky Followers.

    -Mandi @

  19. This looks so good. I love grilled pork but have never tried it on a cedar plank. I will be trying this! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  20. YUM! I don't eat pork, but I would have to try this anyway if it was being served to me :) The mango salsa sounds good too, I make one with mango, strawberries, lemon juice, honey and parsley. Mango is so versatile, isn't it? Thanks for linking up at Sweet Saturday!

  21. thanks for sharing.


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