Have you ever plank-grilled a steak? The key is to get a quick sear on the steak before transferring it to a grilling plank to absorb some smoky-woody goodness. We grilled this Rib-Eye on a Red-Oak grilling plank. Steaks (and beef in general) also pair wonderfuly with hickory or cedar.
Red Oak Grilled Rib Eye Steak
5" x 10" Red Oak grilling plank
1 12-14 oz. bone in beef rib eye steak
Salt and pepper
Soak grilling plank in water for at least one hour.
Preheat grill to High (500Fº).
If using a charcoal grill place the coals on just one side and use the other side only when cooking. (See photo below). If using a gas grill light one side.
Brush the steak with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Place steak on the grill and do not move for 3 minutes.
While the steak is searing preheat the plank by placing it on the grill. After 3 minutes turn the plank over, and place the steak, seared side up on the plank.
*Keep a spray bottle of water to douse flare-ups!
Close the grill lid to trap the smoke and cook for about 5 minutes for a medium rare smoked rib eye steak.
Voilà, a plank grilled steak.
Welcome to Your Weekend!
Chef Matt Curmi
Photo Credit- Ryan Zimer