Cedarwood Plank Whiskey Steak

Flat iron steak is a tender, flavorful cut of beef that is perfect for grilling. But have you ever tried smoking it on a cedar plank? This technique adds a unique smoky flavor and a subtle hint of cedar to the meat, taking your steak game to the next level.
The result is a juicy and tender flat iron steak with a smoky, slightly sweet flavor that is enhanced by the cedar plank. Serve it with your favorite side dishes and enjoy a unique and delicious meal that will impress your guests or satisfy your own steak cravings.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American Barbecue, Classics, French
Servings 4
Calories 830 kcal


  • 600 grams flat iron steak
  • 300 grams mushroom mix sliced
  • 4 tbsp cloves of garlic chopped
  • 50 ml olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 red bell peppers sliced
  • 1 white onion ringed
  • 100 ml whiskey
  • 2 camembert pies

Herb Butter

  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 125 grams butter
  • 125 grams cream cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


Cream Cheese

  • Chop some fresh parsley and chives and put in a bowl together with butter and cream cheese.
  • Add some pressed garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix the cream cheese together.

Plank Steak

  • Put the plank on top of a big fire source and blacken the entire plank.
  • Fire up your Napoleon grill and turn on the outside burners.
  • Set the burning plank on top of the grill grate
  • Put out the fire with whiskey. ( WARNING: Make sure you don't pour it over the direct flames.)
  • Turn on the side burner while the plank is soaking up that flavor.
  • Heat up a cast iron skillet and fry some onion rings and sliced red bell peppers.
  • Once they turn soft, put them on the soaked plank.
  • Mix some sliced mushrooms toghether with parsley, salt, pepper and chopped garlic in a bowl.
  • Fry the mushrooms in that same skillet in some olive oil.
  • Put the mushrooms on top of the plank and top it off with 2 easily melting french cheeses.
  • Fire up your sizzle zone or create a hot direct heat zone in your grill.
  • Sear the flat iron steak on both sides untill you see a brown maillard crust.
  • Place the steak on top of the plank and put a couple of scoops of the cream cheese butter on top.
  • Turn on all burners to the max and let the steak soak up all that flavor that sits beneath it.
  • Keep track with a thermometer in the center of the steak and serve the plank when it reeaches a internal temperature of 54°C/129°F.


Calories: 830kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 34gFat: 64gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 1604mgPotassium: 981mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3509IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 5mg
Keyword bbq steak, cheese steak, cream cheesehomemade, Flat iron steak, french cheese, plank steak, whiskey steak
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