Fun Things To Smoke

Looking for something unique and different to cook in your smoker? Probably, you have not tasted these dishes before. You can get a unique taste as a smoker by smoking the following things. Keep up with reading if you are interested in learning more about it.

Fun Things To Smoke

Following are the unique but fun things to smoke if you want to do some creativity with smoking:

Bison

There are many health benefits associated with bison meat, including its high protein content. Bison meat is high in iron and magnesium, which are necessary for healthy bones, teeth, and muscles. It also contains selenium, an important antioxidant that helps protect against heart disease and cancer.

You can enjoy the delicious taste of bison without worrying about the health risks associated with red meat. Smoked bison is an excellent choice if you want to add lean protein to your diet without adding extra fat or calories.

Bison meat

Kangaroo Meat

Smoking kangaroo meat is a popular way to prepare the animal with the hassle of cooking it like chicken or beef. It is a typical delicacy in Australia and New Zealand and is sold at some specialty stores and restaurants.

The process of smoking kangaroo is similar to how you would prepare an elk or deer:

  • Trim off any excess fat.
  • Season the meat with salt (and sometimes other spices).
  • Wrap it in bacon or ham.
  • Smoke it over low heat.

As kangaroo meat is very lean meat, you will need to salt your kangaroo meat before smoking it. You can smoke the meat in a smoker, but it is often cooked on a grill until it becomes fall-off-the-bone tender. If you are feeling adventurous, try grilling them too. It will add some extra flavor and complexity to your dish.

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Nuts

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If you want to try smoking your nuts, it is best to start with various nuts. Flavor and texture will depend on the type of nut and how it is prepared. To start with, buy whole nuts.

It gives you maximum control over how much smoke you add to the mixture. You will also find that this makes it easier to monitor the progress of your smoking process, as well as giving you more time for experimentation. There are two types of smoking nuts: hardwood-smoked and softwood-smoked.

Hardwood-smoked nuts should be soaked in water for several hours before being placed on a smoker at 160°F (71°C). You should soak softwood-smoked nuts in water overnight or longer before placing them on the smoker for an additional 8 hours at 225°F (107°C).

Game Birds

Smoking game birds is a centuries-old tradition in Europe and America. Hunting wild game birds is an essential food source in many parts of the world. Smoking game birds is a way to preserve the meat and prevent spoilage.

Most game birds are smoked with wood chips or branches to give them flavor and smoke. You should leave the meat exposed to the smoke for several hours or overnight before it is cooked.

The smoking process should be done right before cooking. Otherwise, it will go bad quickly. The common types of game birds smoked are pheasants, ducks, quail, grouse, and rabbits.,

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Cocktail

The Smoking Cocktail is a great way to go from a standard cocktail to something new and different. It is a great way to get your friends to think about something more than alcohol. 

The Smoking Cocktail is made with rum, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice, giving a nice citrus flavor that compliments the other ingredients quite nicely. You can use any liquor you want in this drink.

I recommend using dark liquors like rum or bourbon for the best result. It is delicious if you are going to party with friends during the summertime because it has just enough kick to make it enjoyable without being too intense.

Ostrich

Smoking Ostrich is a great way to enjoy the taste of a tender, juicy steak without the high price tag. The meat is lean, making it an excellent source of protein. It is a great way to prepare steak for other dishes such as tacos, fajitas, and stir-fry.

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The ostrich is a huge bird. Additionally, it contains a high amount of iron, which strengthens your body against fatigue. The promising way to do this is with a slow cooker. While you are doing something else, the slow cooker will cook your bird all day on low heat.

If you do not have a slow cooker, you can use a crock pot or even an electric skillet on low heat. Let the meat cook for several hours before removing it from the oven. So it can cool down enough to slice thinly.

Tomatoes 😀

Smoked tomatoes are a different take on tomatoes that are cooked and then smoked. The process of smoking tomatoes takes a bit of work, but the results are well worth it. At the same time, it is not as simple as throwing some tomatoes in the oven.  

Want to impress your pals and loved ones with a unique presentation or add flavor to your next meal? If yes, then smoking tomatoes is undoubtedly worth considering. Still, it is easy to do at home with a few helpful hints and tips.

Mac N Cheese

Smoking mac and cheese is a great way to kick off your summer cooking. The smokiness of the bacon and cheesiness are perfect together, and they make a great meal on their own. The macaroni noodles will soak up all the extra flavors in this recipe, making it ideal for any occasion.

Firstly, cook your bacon until crispy. Then, add some fresh Parmesan cheese to your skillet and some butter to melt over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add your pasta and cook for about 10 minutes or until al dente (firm but not hard). After that, you can chop it into small pieces or leave them larger if you prefer.

Add some heavy cream and salt to taste after the pasta is ready. Next is an egg yolk mixed with cheddar cheese, Reggiano cheese, Parmesan cheese, and salt & pepper. Stir everything together over medium heat until combined well. Finally, add more freshly ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes if desired.

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Cauliflower

Smoking cauliflower is a fun and easy way to add flavor and color to your dishes. It is an excellent way to infuse the vegetable with a smoky flavor. You can smoke the cauliflower using any variety of wood chips or lump charcoal.

Place one layer of dampened paper towels on a plate or dish. Cut off the top 1/2 inch of each stem end of the cauliflower, leaving only 1/2 inch at the bottom so it can sit upright on its stem. 

Place one layer of dampened paper towels in a large roasting pan, pour about half of the water from the steaming liquid, and place your cut-up cauliflower. Cover with another layer of dampened paper towels and add more water until all pieces are completely submerged. 

Place in an oven preheated to 350° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. After that, remove the pan from the oven and drain the liquid into a bowl. Discard paper towels and return the drained cauliflower to the pan.

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Cabbage

Smoking cabbage is a cooking method that uses smoke and heat to tenderize the cabbage. It is easy to do and can be done in your backyard or on a grill outside. Clean the outside of your cabbage before you begin smoking it. 

You want to remove any dirt or debris from the outer layer of leaves so that they will not burn during the smoking process. You can also use a brush if you are worried about removing too much dirt from the outer layer of leaves.

Cut off the ends of the head of cabbage and then cut them into sections as evenly as possible without cutting through any attached stems or roots. Smoke your cabbage for about 4 hours until it is finished cooking, occasionally turning for even cooking.

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Goat

Smoking goat is one of the most commonly produced meats in the world. The process of smoking goat is similar to that of smoking any other meat. The meat is full of flavor and is excellent for people who do not eat pork or beef because it has a similar texture. 

You need to start with a smoker and some wood chips or chunks. Use any cherry, apple, or oak wood chips for your smoker. You should also have some water in the smoker when you smoke goat so it stays moist during the smoking process. 

Add water to the bottom of your smoker if you do not have any water available in it already. After placing all the wood chips in your smoker, preheat it for at least three hours before you start smoking your goat. 

It ensures that they burn evenly and do not produce too much smoke harmful to your lungs if inhaled over time. You then put your smoked goat on a plate lined with aluminum foil and leave it there for about 15 minutes before serving it to guests or eating it yourself. 

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Garlic

Smoking garlic is a great way to add savory flavor to any dish. It is an excellent way to preserve the freshness of garlic, which can be challenging in the summer months. The process of smoking garlic is simple:

Cut off the top end of a garlic bulb and place it in a metal baking dish with sufficient water to cover it completely. Place your meat or poultry on top of the bulb, cover it with plastic wrap, and place it inside the refrigerator overnight (it will help infuse the meat with flavor).

After removing the meat from its packaging, slice it into bite-sized pieces and spread it out on a baking sheet, followed by a spray using cooking spray or oil and lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place your smoker at 150°F for about 2 hours, until lightly browned around the edges and crisp inside.

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Chili Pepper

The chili pepper has a complex flavor, so you can use it in many different ways. But when it comes to smoking, there is only one way to appreciate this fruit of the gods: by putting it in your mouth and enjoying it. Find some good quality peppers and wash them thoroughly. 

Remove any seeds or membranes from the peppers and then place them in a bowl with salt for about 2 hours. It ensures that you remove all of the natural moisture from the peppers, which will help with smoking later.

Place your peppers on a wire rack set over a baking tray, so they stand upright and not lying flat on each other. The baking tray will catch any juice which oozes out during this process.

Place the oven rack on top of two baking trays on the bottom shelf of your oven, turn it on to 200°C (400°F), and leave them there for 30 minutes. During this time, I suggest keeping an eye on these little guys so they do not burn themselves.

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Final Words

It is exciting to cook such things. You do not need too much experience to cook something extraordinary. If you try these things in your smoker once, you will understand how to do it. Keep in mind that all of the dishes taste different and are harder to cook.

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