There are several different methods of cooking on the barbecue: direct grilling, indirect cooking, rotisserie cooking, planking, and smoking. Utilize all these methods to get the most out of your grill and impress your guests!
Another unique and delicious way to grill food is by using a wooden plank. This is a surefire way to get delicious results and wow your dinner guests. The smoke created from the plank sitting directly above a lit burner infuses the meat with unsurpassed grilled flavour.
Using a plank is simple:
Soak it in water for at least an hour and pat it dry
Pre-heat your grill on HIGH for 10 minutes
Coat both sides of the plank with olive oil then place the seasoned meat on it
Place the plank on the grill directly over the lit burner and reduce the heat to MEDIUM-LOW
Cook the meat to its desired doneness
Cedar planks are ideal for salmon but don't be afraid to try other meats with it. Pork goes great on a maple plank and lamb is delicious on alder.
Note: Make sure to be careful while handling the plank after grilling and that it is fully extinguished before discarding.
In this segment BBQ Naz shows you how to grill using the Planking method. Planking is a great way to infuse the delicious, smoky flavours of wood into whatever you're grilling! Wonderful for fish, ribs, appetizers, or even desserts! Watch and enjoy!