CedarWorks Gourmet Cedar Grilling Planks 38cm Pack of 2
100% natural, FSC certified, non-toxic, contains no harmful chemicals, has not been treated in any way & is non-allergenic.
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The Ultimate Taste Sensation – Canadian western red Cedar gourmet grilling planks are manufactured right here in New Zealand!
Impress your guests with a beautiful meal cooked on a Cedar Works grilling plank for yourself and your loved ones. A true way to entertain at gatherings.
CedarWorks Gourmet Cedar Grilling Planks are 100% natural and free of any chemical treatment. The Canadian Western Red Cedar is FSC certified, non-toxic, contains no harmful chemicals, has not been treated in any way & is non-allergenic. All of the good stuff!
Cooking with Cedar – Where it began
Cedar plank cooking originates from native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest who pioneered the tradition of using wooden cedar planks to grill & smoke their food gathered from hunting expeditions. They would tie fish, game & poultry to cedar planks, place them around an open flame fire to slowly cook using the indirect heat source. Once European early settlers landed on these shores, they soon discovered this unique & previously unknown style of cooking. They soon embraced & adapted it to add vegetables & their own seasonings. Today, cedar plank & cedar wrap cooking has developed into a culinary treat & is now a tradition enjoyed worldwide used by chefs & home cooks alike. Cedar adds a truly unique flavour by combining the earthiness of natural wood & smoked flavour created by indirect heat.
Just a few options to use your planks for!
Fish is the most common pairing for Cedar planks and wraps but you can grill almost anything this way. Try steak, poultry, pork, tofu, veggies, halloumi, brie, or goat cheese. It’s not the best way to cook leafy greens but asparagus, eggplant, zucchini, carrots, green beans, and a whole lot of other vegetables taste amazing when cooked on Cedarwood. Let your imagination guide you! There are so many delicious dishes you can cook this way & it’s oh so easy. Just soak, smoke & enjoy! Check out all the recipes on the CedarWorks Recipe Page
How to use your Cedar Grilling Planks
Soak your wooden planks or wraps in water then use them on your gas barbeque, charcoal grill, pizza oven or in your regular oven. Place your fish, meat, veggies or cheese on top of the plank and cook. The result will be a beautiful dish that has absorbed the smoky sweetness from the natural Cedarwood. As for the taste, there’s nothing quite like it, your meat or fish has never been more succulent or tasty.
Can I use Cedar Planks in the oven?
Yes, you most definitely can. A great bonus feature – your house will end up smelling amazing. Even though there is no direct flame in your oven, you still need to soak your plank prior to cooking. The steam released during the cooking process is vital in creating that juicy, smoky flavour.
- Preheat the pre-soaked plank in a 350-degree oven for around 5 minutes.
- Brush a light coating of olive oil onto the cooking side of the board if desired to prevent food from sticking.
- Place plank with food, directly on the oven rack. Position a foil-lined baking sheet on the rack below the plank to catch any drippings.
- Plank cooking in the oven infuses a light smoky essence into food & they won’t burn as much as on a bbq so they will be easier to clean and reused.
- Never leave the oven unattended & be sure to keep a spray bottle of water handy to douse any flare ups.
Grilling Plank Sizes
CedarWorks’ cedar wood planks come in 4 different sizes to suit your grilling needs. The smallest size is great for individual portions or different proteins, veggies, cheeses, or desserts & up to the largest 45cm plank is large enough for a side of salmon or fillet steak.
Cedar Works is owned by husband & wife team Warren & Jenny. They are NZ’s leading manufacturers & suppliers of premium planks & wraps for gourmet cooking enthusiasts of all levels.
Can the plank be reused?
It depends. The plank can get pretty charred on the grill and we don’t recommend reusing it if it’s totally blistered. Indirect grilling is key to the longevity of the wood and using the plank up to three times is possible. You won’t get that same authentic flavour when using the plank for a second or third time but if you do decide to reuse it, rinse it thoroughly in hot water without soap or detergent then rub it with salt. Prior to reusing, give the plank a light sand on the cooking side to bring back the woodgrain. Only reuse the plank with the same protein as nobody likes fishy chicken. If the Cedar grilling plank has become unusable, just break it up and dispose of it.
Soaking your Cedarwood planks in water before use is important as it prevents flareups and the wood from catching fire when it’s on the grill or in the oven. Make sure to keep the plank or wraps fully submerged by placing a weight on it such as a jar or a plate. Pre-soaking the Cedar also ensures a slow release of the smoky natural flavour to infuse the food and retain the moisture.
Do I use oil?
When using a barbeque or hot grill, do not use oil on the plank as this can cause it to catch fire. When you use Cedar wood in a regular oven, using olive oil is fine as it has a relatively low smoke point. Don’t use the extra virgin variety as that should be kept for raw foods only.
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