Plank Cooking

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: MUSHROOM CRUSTED HALIBUT BAKED ON A CEDAR PLANK

If you’re mad about mushrooms, and a nice block of fresh fish is your idea of a healthy and gratifying dinner, then this recipe is certainly going to go on top of your must-try list. An intense porcini rub crusting the fish with a side of porcini-suffused crimini mushrooms. Mushrooms on mushrooms. How many more delicious…

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COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: OVEN-BAKED PORK CHOPS ON CEDAR PLANK

Another fabulously simple plank cooking recipe by Plank Cooking guru Chef John Howie. This time, if anything, the recipe is even easier. You lay out some seasoned pork chops and red potatoes on the cedar plank, and the aromatic wood does its thing, flavoring the food while it cooks in the oven. “You simply cannot…

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CHEF JOHN HOWIE ANSWERS: CAN WOOD PLANKS BE REUSED FOR COOKING?

This is a question I’m asked very often by patrons who come to my restaurants in Seattle WA, to experience the woody flavors of food prepared in this authentic Pacific Northwest style. If they try plank cooking at home, can they reuse the planks? The short answer is yes. Depending on the state of the…

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