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Barbeque Planks

by Diane - October 28th, 2010.
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Firebox has these barbeque planks available. They're in four different woods which gives a different flavour.
Oak gives a heavier smoke flavour. Ideal for red meat and game, this is probably the best wood for steak.
Cedar is the traditional wood for fish and imparts a sweet, spicy flavour but is also fantastic for fruit.
Beech gives a subtle sweet flavour, great for poultry, pork, lamb and veg.
Cherry offers a subtle mild, fruity flavour and is excellent for poultry, fish, fruit and veg.
How to use your barbeque plank?
It takes a little preparation. Soak the plank for at least an hour in liquid, preferably more. The more you soak the longer the plank will last. This can be just water or you can flavour it with beer or wine, or add herbs to the water. Use garlic if you like - if it's minced up finely it'll impart more flavour to the wood.
You can put the plank in a large plastic bag to soak it. This is probably easiest unless you have a baking tin it'll fit in and you can use this.
Put the plank on the barbeque and put the food on top. Or stack the food on and put the whole thing on the barbeque. Close the lid of the barbeque.
When the food is cooked through remove from the barbque. You can use the plank as the serving dish if you like or put the food onto a plate. Resoak the plank before using again.
You should get about up to 15 uses from a plank - this depends on how long you have been soaking the plank for and how fierce your barbeque is. You might want to raise the grill a bit but ensure you can still shut the lid.
After using the plank - scrub gently and leave to dry. Do not use harsh cleaning materials on it, just a squeeze of normal washing up liquid should do the trick.
When the plank is all used up you can just pop it in with the coals to burn up!

BBQ Planks (Oak)
BBQ Planks (Oak) £9.99
Already popular amongst steak-loving barbecue fans across the Americas, these wooden cooking planks impart incredible flavour to meat, fish, veg and even fruit. Simply pop one on the barbie, shove on your meat and veg (ouch!) and prepare for a smoky taste sensation.
BBQ Planks (Cherry)
BBQ Planks (Cherry) £9.99
Already popular amongst steak-loving barbecue fans across the Americas, these wooden cooking planks impart incredible flavour to meat, fish, veg and even fruit. Simply pop one on the barbie, shove on your meat and veg (ouch!) and prepare for a smoky taste sensation.
BBQ Planks (Cedar)
BBQ Planks (Cedar) £9.99
Already popular amongst steak-loving barbecue fans across the Americas, these wooden cooking planks impart incredible flavour to meat, fish, veg and even fruit. Simply pop one on the barbie, shove on your meat and veg (ouch!) and prepare for a smoky taste sensation.
BBQ Planks (Beech)
BBQ Planks (Beech) £9.99
Already popular amongst steak-loving barbecue fans across the Americas, these wooden cooking planks impart incredible flavour to meat, fish, veg and even fruit. Simply pop one on the barbie, shove on your meat and veg (ouch!) and prepare for a smoky taste sensation.