Plank Perfection

by Gift Saint

$59.00 NZD

Some people take their barbecue skills very seriously and this gift selection is designed for the chef with high standards.  Grilling on oak planks gives food a unique and natural smoke flavour.  Balance with two gorgeous seasonings and a gourmet NZ smoked mustard sauce.

Your gift includes:

1 x Set of Oak Grilling Planks (4 pieces in a set, in various sizes)

2 x Wild Fennel Co. seasoning sachets (make your selection)

1 x Wild Fennel Dog Town mustard

1 x Grilling Tongs

Perfectly presented in a black gift box with black tissue wrapping nested on wood wool with ribbon, twine and your personal gift message.
Each Wild Fennel Co. sachet contains a unique crafted food seasoning for 2-3 family sized meals and can safely be extended to vegan diets; versatile to use with any dish from tofu to tempeh, quinoa to kedgeree. Be creative, or simple, but never boring!
Choose two from this wonderful range of seasonings:
Chicken 

Mustard - Onion - Tarragon

A robust, aromatic blend with a sweet finish. 

Cow
Juniper Berry - Pink Peppercorn - Fennel
Try with steak, burger patties or a beef stew. Or season roasted vegetables, a baked camembert or garlic flat bread.
Sheep
Sumac - Cumin - Mustard

A dry, salty seasoning with citrus fruit notes.  Try on lamb chops, roasted leg of lamb, potato wedges, or grilled fresh fish.

Pig
Smoked Paprika - Cayenne - Garlic

A vibrant, smokey rub with a spicy kick.  Try on barbecue ribs, pulled pork shoulder or loin chops. Add unique flavour to roasted peanuts, or a cheese toastie.

Salmon
Sweet Paprika - Dill - Coriander

A colourful sweet seasoning. Try on a pan-seared salmon or flavour plain natural yoghurt to create a beautiful dip or accompaniment.

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Cooking on Planks - a Quick Lesson: 
Soak the planks first in water for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling. 
There are a couple of different ways: the longer the food cooks, the more time it has to get saturated with the wood's flavor, so with meat that can cope with slow cooking like chicken or pork, keep the planks on a medium heat for a longer cooking time.
With fish and prawns, or steak that you want to cook quickly, pre-heat an empty plank over the hot side of the grill. Allow it to blacken and smoke, then flip the plank, place the food on the charred side, and move it to the cool side of the grill, cover, and cook. This method of using a scorched and smoking plank ensures the food picks up a deep wood flavour in a quick amount of time.
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This makes a superb gift for the BBQ boss as the summer weather approaches. An experiential foodie gift for the on trend home chef.