My childhood is filled with images of lazy summer afternoons, with my dad hunched over a smoker and barbecuing any cut of meat he could get his hands on. His barbecues were always the best- juicy, savory, and tender, with the meat falling off the bone in just the right way. I don’t care if you’re Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver- my Dad’s simply the best pitmaster in my world, hands down.
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Smoked salmon is one of my favorite foods, bar none. I’ll use almost any excuse to eat it, whether it’s by itself, on a bagel, or in a sandwich or salad. When I found out that you can smoke your own salmon, I was ecstatic. My joy carried over for several weeks after my discovery. Not only was my home-smoked salmon better tasting than the stuff I bought at the store, it was also a bit cheaper.
A good brisket always has that smoked aroma that permeates deep inside the meat. Every bite is infused with flavor, and the meat is so soft and tender, with a very pleasing texture that makes you want to eat more and more.
But it’s also important to note that brisket is a very tough cut of meat. After all, it’s from the pectorals of a cow- which are the main muscles that a cow uses to support its body. This makes brisket very hard to grill or smoke properly if you don’t know what you’re doing. You need to marinate and cook it as slowly as possible to break down the collagen in the meat, while ensuring that the meat doesn’t dry out from the long cooking times.
A big, expensive outdoor smoker might give you options, but when it comes to convenience, nothing beats smoker bags for the oven.
Few modern conveniences approach the transformative power of the indoor smoker grill.
Impressing your friends and family with your basic smoking skills comes easily with the Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker. This multi-faceted electric smoker offers an impeccable smoking experience, leaving your burgers grilled to perfection and your brisket brilliant, mouthwatering, and delicious.
Seafood isn’t everyone’s thing, but the average American consumes more than 15 pounds of seafood in a year, and shellfish makes up a large portion of this figure. Personally, I could almost say I love shellfish more than other forms of seafood, and if I were to tell you my favorite, I think I’d have to go with oysters. I love them raw, I know several steamed oysters recipes, and to be honest, my favorite way to eat them is smoked.
Can a backyard smoker really change the way you approach meats forever? The Traeger Renegade grill makes that claim. According to Traeger, once you use a pellet smoker, you’ll never look at charcoal or barbecue the same way. This certainly sounds far-fetched, but it’s not entirely inaccurate. With a good quality pellet grill at your disposal, you’ll probably think twice before you revert to using less flavorful cooking methods for meat, fish, and vegetables.
There’s nothing better than having a great barbeque set up in the hot summer months. Gathering with friends and family, having a great meal with good company.