How to Use a Grilling Plank
August 15, 2017
Enhance the flavor of vegetables, fish, and meat by using a plank while grilling.
Did you know your grilling plank can be reused up to two or three times?
Try out new spins on old grilling recipes, experimenting with different wood types.
Fun fact: the western red cedar tree has been used to make clothes, canoes, shingles, shoe polish, utility poles, and various medicines?
1Choose only untreated western red cedar, hickory, alder, or maple planks for grilling. Each wood gives a distinct flavor. Choose wood compatible with the food you're grilling.
2Soak the plank in a bucket of water for 1 hour. This will prevent the wood from burning.
3Add the salt and apple juice, white wine, and berry or citrus juice to the water to accent the wood's aroma and flavor.
4Season the plank by placing it on a preheated grill for 2 minutes, turning once. Seasoning prevents the plank from warping and intensifies its flavor.
5Place the food on the plank when the plank begins to crackle. Without flipping the food, grill it to desired doneness.
6Place the plank in a bucket of water to prevent it from reigniting when your food is done. Wash it with soap and water.
7Store your plank in a dry place for future use!