I am a big fan of Ted Reader and for a few good reasons. One of them is that he wrote a book about planking. And by that, he means smoking on a plank of wood.
I am going to show you how to smoke a thick steak on a plank with red wine.
- A steak at least 2 fingers thick
- A bottle of reasonably priced wine
- Finishing salt
- Soak the plank overnight in the wine. Or do as I do with these special Napoleon Cedar planks.
- Fire up your grill for direct heat with a temperature of about 140°C (284F). Place the plank on the grates above the heat.
- Put the steak on the plank, place a thermometer and close the lid.
- When the steak reaches a core temperature of 52°C (126F) You take it out of the grill with the plank. Let it rest while you increase the heat on the grill.
- When the grates are piping hot you grill the steak on both sides until you see a nice crust.
- Slice it against the grain and sprinkle on a bit of finishing salt.
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