Using the Planks
Grilling Plank Instructions
Grilling Planks are disposable planks that contribute incredible flavor when grilling. Planks are soaked in water, wine, or a marinade, for at least 60 minutes before using. Place your entree directly on the plank, and then place the plank on a hot grill. As the plank smokes and chars, it will infuse your meal with fantastic flavors! During grilling do not cover the food with foil or flip the food.
Cooking times vary with each grill and meal. We tend to use high heat and place the planks directly over the heat. This allows the plank to steam your marinade directly into your entree. To achieve maximum flavor, allow the plank to go into full char with high heat.
Planks are great for either gas, charcoal or pellet grills. Gas grill owners, really appreciate all the wood-smoke flavors that planks provide. Traditional charcoal grillers like not having to wrap fish in foil, which tends to steam fish and make it mushy. Pellet grills are great for getting extra uses out of your plank as you can really control the heat.
Grilling planks will burn up as you use them. Some people, are able to get several uses from each plank and others, only get one. It really depends on how hot they get and how long they stay on the fire.
The Fine Print: Grilling planks are not considered re-usable and no warranty is offered.
Baking Plank Instructions
Before using your new plank, generously apply a coat of cooking oil over the entire plank. Pour two to three tablespoons of oil on the plank and spread it evenly over the surface with a paper towel. Oil the groove and both ends and the back. The oil should absorb and leave a glossy surface without pools or puddles.
Preheat the oven to 350°. (Bake everything at 350° or less. Higher temperatures may cause the plank to smoke.) Place your food directly on the plank and place the plank in the oven on the center rack. A cookie sheet may be placed on the next rack down to catch any drips.
Bake until fish flakes cleanly. This usually takes longer than other methods. It’s not unusual to have the plank in the oven for over 30 minutes.
We serve to the table right on the plank. Caution, the plank will be very hot when it comes out of the oven!
After use, wash with hot water and soap. Remember to oil your plank each time before use. The oil helps condition your plank to withstand oven temperatures and transfers flavor to the food. Planked food is the greatest!
The Fine Print: Each Baking Plank is crafted from hand selected Alder or Cedar. During baking expect your plank to warp, discolor and even split on the ends. This is normal and will not effect the flavor. If your plank becomes unusable, simply return it and we will replace it!