Planks are always fun to play with !!  I don’t post about how many times I use planks often enough.

This would be a great appetizer for any meal!

I have a variety of planks at my house from Montana Grills. Their planks are available at Walmart throughout Canada. I love the variety of pairing different wood planks with different foods.

This recipe would make a terrific appetizer using one large scallop or 3-4 for a main.


Serves 6

6 fresh scallops (u10 or larger)

2 pints cherry tomatoes cut in half

12 cloves garlic

1 cup olive oil

2-3 sprigs thyme

1 large sweet onion

chives finely chopped

sea salt & pepper to taste

Prepare your charcoal grill for indirect cooking. Medium high heat.

Place the tomatoes, garlic, thyme, and olive oil in a disposable half pan. Add 2 handfuls apple wood chips to the charcoal. Place pan on indirect side of grill. BBQ until the tomatoes have taken on the smoke and have begun to break down. Cut onion in half and place on indirect side of grill. Every 10 minutes open the lid and stir the tomatoes.  Remove onions and pan from grill & set aside. Total time Approx. 30 minutes.

Place a scallop on the centre of each plank. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the tomato olive oil and two gloves of the smoked garlic on top of each scallop. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. BBQ direct until the scallop is just turning opaque. Approx 15-20 minutes.

Serve the scallops with the smoked tomatoes & garlic. Add a piece of the smoked onion. Sprinkle on chives and tomato oil. Enjoy.