Vegetarians, go ahead and claim some cedar plank space on the grill this summer! Using a few different kinds of wild mushrooms works out really well with this method -- and as a bonus, it will fill the air with the amazing smell of cedar smoke. This struck us as the type of main vegetarian dish that could compete with the usual old proteins in terms of heartiness and flavor, and it would be a super-convincing Meatless Monday idea for anyone who may be reluctant to try something different. Really, who could resist having what looks like a still life of a mini-forest floor for dinner?
We found a couple of big cedar planks at Whole Foods for $8 and also spotted 4 smaller ones for the same price if you wanted to serve this dish as a small appetizer. Oh, and of course we're not at all tired of grilled peaches yet but did find that halving them, drizzling them with olive oil, and putting them on cedar planks, too, was a nice change for dessert.
Cedar Plank Wild Mushrooms + Mustard Vinaigrette
1 16-inch cedar plank (or 2 8-inch)
4 to 5 new potatoes (quartered)
This is a perfect dish for sharing; serves 2.)
This is a great all-purpose mustard dressing. Use it on salads or brush it on vegetables before they hit the grill.