Planking it! July 08 2016

Life over the last couple weeks has been pretty hectic for me.  I've crisscrossed the US dealing with a variety of things.  I have literally been from one coast to the other and between (Seattle, WA, Wichita, KS, and Durham, NC).  

Like so many people, I am coping with family stuff and financial stuff and well, just life in general.  So, when life gets me feeling pressed for time, how do I get to enjoy a nice meal in short order and still feed my inner foodie?  I have discovered Planking It!

Soak some planks for 30 minutes to an hour.

After washing and patting dry chicken breasts or salmon fillets, place them onto the soaked planks and generously season with just salt and pepper.

Turn your oven on quite high (425 degrees) or get your grill good and hot.  Place the planks in the oven or on the grill and close the door or lid and walk away.  In 15-30 minutes depending on the thickness of your meat or fish, you will have a lovely, softly smokey entree.  I paired mine with some quickly sauteed asparagus.  Um!

By the way, I did bring along one of the Bobs of Bob's Smokin' Hardwood to Wichita with me.  After a day of packing our sister up to move to Seattle, we deserved some good chow.

Life is so much more enjoyable when you share it with those you love.

Thanks for reading.  I hope you enjoy your next meal.

Lori Coates