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PLANKING turkey breast or steak ?????

Eggbert 75Eggbert 75 Posts: 42
edited 7:34PM in EggHead Forum
Just wondered if anyone has any tip on if ya can plank turkey breast ............wondered if there are any recipes....? Help please new to planking !


  • Planking is primarly used for fish and mashed potatoes I don't think that slow cooked turkey is healthy, add cedar or alder planking IMHO doesn't sound very tasty.
    Steak is another meat that probably would not benefit from planking do to the slow cooking that is used with the planking method.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    you can plank anything, technically.

    keep in mind, all it is is an indirect cook, with smoke from the plank. you get pretty mcuh the exact same result with a platesetter and wood chips.

    depending on the type of wood, you could plank it i guess. but cedar and turkey? i think cedar only really works well with salmon (salmon is strong enough to hold it's own against the faint resiny taste of a little cedar smoke).

    problem with planking anything big would be too much smoke. soaking the wood delays the smoke for maybe ten minutes. so if it took an hour to cook the turkey breast, you'd have maybe 45-50 minutes of smoke. smoke stands out really strongly on turkey, because it's so mild.

    i do the turkey breast with a platesetter and add just a few chips (hickory).
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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