Grilling planks in the oven (2): Steak on Cherry Ovals

Posted at 5:27 pm on 12/15/2017 by Ken Theobald
Oval cut planks releases the natural sap flavor throughout the entree'.  In the case of Black Cherry with its slightly almond taste, it is ideal for broiling steak.

Most people shy away from using grilling planks as a platform for cooking and serving because of inexperience.  In reality, a broiled entree' cooked and served on an individual plank is one of the easiest and most impressive dinner offerings.

For example, simply soak your black cherry oval planks in water for about two hours to reconstitute them to a near natural state.  If you really want to get creative, soak them in water and Merlot.  But , that is another story.

While the planks are soaking, bring your favorite cut of beef to room temperature.  Create a mixture of one third each of sea salt, restaurant ground pepper, and garlic granules.  Or, just pick up a jar of Montreal Steak Seasoning!

Rub seasoning on both sides of the steak and let stand.  Rub olive oil on the planks to prevent sticking.  Place the planks in a cookie sheet and fire up the broiler.

I like my steak medium rare, so here is the timing:  Five minutes for side one.  Flip the steak and broil for another five minutes.  Shut off broiler and let stand for ten minutes.  Serve on the plank.

Guaranteed love at first bite!

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