Wood smoke is a hot trend in the food industry, but not everybody has a smoker or charcoal grill in their backyard. Enter the grilling plank. Infuse your favorite foods with the savory smoke flavor of wood – whether it’s on the grill, smoker, or even in the oven.
Planking: 5 Easy Steps
- Soak the plank in warm water for up to 15 minutes, keeping it submerged. Pro tip: Soak it in juice, apple cider vinegar, or even wine for added flavor.
- Place seasoned food on the plank. The plank should be fully covered by the food. This helps avoid flare-ups.
- Place plank on preheated grill or in oven. Keep the grill lid or oven door closed while cooking. Do not leave unattended.
- Cook food as desired. Cooking times will vary. Discard the plank after use.
- Serve and enjoy! For beautiful presentation, serve your food directly on the plank. Just make sure the charred bottom doesn’t dirty your grandmother’s linen tablecloth.
Plankmaster Nate shows us all the tricks of plank grilling…
What can be cooked on a grilling plank?
The dish that made grilling planks famous is the Cedar planked salmon, but grilling planks can also be used for other seafood, meat, poultry, vegetables and fruit. We’ve even made Cedar planked s’mores. There’s no limits to your culinary imagination.
Check out our recipe section, for grilling plank recipes.