Today’s lifestyle has everyone running from place to place leaving very little time to prepare a nice family dinner that so many of us grew up with. I often hear people say that they only use cedar planks on the weekends because the just don’t have time to soak then planks when they get home from work or back from running the kids. Here is a great work week tip that will allow you to cook with cedar planks any time…
- Soak a cedar plank for 30 minutes up to two hours whenever you have a chance to slow down for a few minutes.
- Once soaked, remove the plank from water and place in a sealable freezer bag
- Place the bag in your freezer for use in the future.
When you are ready to use the plank take it out of the freezer and use just as you would a regularly soaked plank. As the plank warms up from the heat of your grill or oven the moisture will steam out it just as though it has been soaking for two hours. It is not necessary to thaw your plank out before use either – just place your season food on the plank and your ready to go.