What woods are good for grilling planks and how thick should they be? Looked
at the local borg and they had western cedar, two planks,, for $8. I know
Alder is another one. Also, how long to soak them in water? The ones at the
borg said one hour, but that doesn't seem very long for something going into
a grill at 350 degrees.
I read the directions on the ones at the borg, but just couldn't bring
myself to spend that much for them.
Thanks for any info.
This is my specialty. Use regular (non-treated) cedar fence boards. Plane or
sand one side so you don't get splinters in the fish.. Cut to length to fit
your BBQ, or the number of filets you're cooking. Soak for an hour, spray a
little PAM on the top. Place fish on board. Add a pat of butter and some
"Old Bay" seasoning.
Put in the BBQ with low/medium heat under the board and high heat on the
side. (So most of the heat comes from above. Cook for about 10-20 minutes.
Keep an eye on it. Your guests will rave about it.
don't be afraid to try a nice pork tender loin on a cedar plank, do a
rub with brown sugar rosemary paprika and a little garlic heat until the
center hits 160 and let it taste good. depending on the size of the loin
only takes about 20 min. oh ya i forgot sear the roast before planking
cedar planks on site
if your just going to the lumber yard to get your cedar, be aware that
it may have been treated for insects or fungis or you could just season
with a little diazinon or diathane if you feel the need for the
treating. i agree paying 8 bucks seems a little bit much but it's
cheaper than cancer treatment. then again i've seen people try to make
fine furniture outta pallets
On Jul 15, 8:39 am, email@example.com (Ross Hebeisen) wrote:
Very true...I told the yard that I was using the cedar for grilling
and was told the cedar was not treated in any way. This was from the
guy in the nice shirt at the front counter, not the 17 year-old in the
ripped T-shirt driving the forklift.
And this nicely dressed fellow would be sure to know what might have
been done at the kiln as it was dried even if it wasn't preservative
(Not that its very likely w/ cedar and I'm not suggesting it was, simply
questioning the reliance of the information source as being
infallible... :) )
thanks Derb, as far as the guy with the nice shirt knowing anything puts
me in mind of how much loggers here in minnesota do not know about logs,
they yust cut'tm down cut'tum up and take'm to da mill.
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