Cedar grilling planks for that real flavour boost.
Plank cooking FAQs
Plank cooking, or ‘Planking’, is a healthy, fun and delicious method of barbecue cooking. We recommend using your grilling plank on the barbecue for optimal smoke-flavoured results.
Why use a grilling plank?
The plank shields meat from the flames, leaving it tender, moist and full of subtle flavour and aromas. Delicate foods such as fish can be difficult to cook on a barbecue – the solid cooking base provided by the plank makes this easy, keeping your barbecue clean from pieces lost through the grate. What’s more, the planks provide a unique presentation for your delicious dish!
Where are Woodsmoke Gourmet’s planks manufactured?
The planks are manufactured by Wildwood Grilling in the US state of Idaho – part of the famous Pacific Northwest region. This is important because, geographically, the mill is positioned in the heart of the Western Red Cedar’s botanical range.
Are grilling planks food-safe?
Wood-grilling products are designed to come in contact with food, so safety is vitally important. Our grilling planks are 100% pure and clean with no pesticides, herbicides or foreign matter. The oil on all machinery used is food-grade.
Are grilling planks reusable?
It depends on how they’ve been used. Generally, planks are intended for single use. Our planks are manufactured thin enough to ensure optimum smoking results on the barbecue. If used the way we suggest, they will usually be unsuitable for further use, and much of the flavour and natural oil is removed after the first burn. Think about it this way: the plank is there to smoke and burn, to infuse your food with smoky flavour just like you would with smoking chips, which are definitely not reusable.
I’m vegetarian - can I cook with planks?
For sure! There are many, many possibilities for vegetarians. Stuffed mushrooms, zucchini, cheese – even fruit! We’ve tried them all with great results. You’ll find more and more recipes popping up on the internet for veggie and fruit barbecue planking.
What is the most popular wood and food pairing?
Cedar and salmon is a classic combination – the fusion between these two on the barbecue is something special. Apart from the amazing flavours, you’ll also find salmon so much easier to manage on the barbecue when it’s simply placed on a plank. In fact, many cooks in Canada and the US won’t even barbecue salmon unless they can use a cedar plank!