Cod fillet with Red Pepper-Blood Orange Butter on Chardonnay infused Cedar Plank

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 Chardonnay infused cedar plank
  • 1 lb. Cod fillet
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Zest and juice of one blood orange, plus one cut in half
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat grill to 400ºF.
  2. Combine butter, zest and juice of blood orange, cumin and pepper flakes
  3. Season cod with salt, and place a dollop of butter on fish, reserve the remaining butter for serving.
  4. For first time use, season the plank by lightly toasting each side before cooking food. This imparts more intense flavor and helps prevent warping. Take plank out of vacuum sealed bag, place on grill, close the lid and heat for 1-2 minutes. Turn plank over, close lid and heat for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Once plank begins to crackle place salmon on the plank, move it to indirect heat and re-close lid.
  6. Cook cod about 15-20 minutes. If you would like to add some more smoke flavor move plank on direct heat for a few minutes and let it char. Remove the plank from the grill, and serve immediately.

NOTE: Plank cooking times will vary.

Caution: If grill becomes too hot, the plank may start to burn; use a spray bottle filled with water to extinguish any flames, adjust heat and continue cooking.

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