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It's been a while since I have had a grill, but i have done cedar plank in the oven --BUT

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Posted to Thread #30355 at 10:40 am on Jun 21, 2018

I always soaked the plank whether on the grill or oven.

Tips for Baking on Planks
Soaking: Make sure you soak your plank! Yes, 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 flavor.
Placement: The best trick I’ve found is to place the plank on the top rack of the oven, and placing an aluminum-foil-lined baking sheet on the bottom rack. This way, you catch any drippings and keep your oven clean.
Temperature: Of course it always depends on the recipe you are cooking, but it seems the magic number for oven temperature is normally between 350° F and 400° F.
Broiling: Almost every recipe I oven planked, I also made sure to turn the broiler on for the last couple minutes. Especially for meat or vegetables, this gives a nice crispy layer to your food. But make sure to keep an eye on the oven when you have it turned up that high.
Spray Bottle: Even though it hasn’t happened to me, flare-ups are still a possibility. So make sure to keep a spray bottle of water handy to douse any flames.
Smell: A great bonus feature – your house will end up smelling amazing.


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