Smoker Cooking the Summer Away.

I have had a lot of remarks lately about my drop in posts this summer.  I do apologize, I have been doing some very simple cooking that I either haven’t found the time for, or just haven’t found “post worthy”.  Another major factor is that my husband and I bought an electric smoker this summer.  We have been smoking a lot of meat and fish on Sunday that we then eat in various meals during the following week.  Most people are not smoking meats at home and I felt this would have really limited my readers ability to recreate these meals.  We went the electric route with our smoker given the limited space on our balcony.  Going electric with the Masterbuilt Smoker was also a great call for us personally as the temperature remains consistent and the smoke output is limited…great for condo living.

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We have fallen in love with this method of cooking for the summer.  I love how easy it is to make a protein that can last all week but still has the ability to make a new meal every night.  As the fall approaches I will be reverting to more traditional methods of cooking and will be increasing my posts.  The recipes I made with smoked protein this summer I am sure to be making and posting with traditionally cooked proteins through the Fall and Winter, so don’t feel like you missed out on much!

Here are just a few of the meals I did capture on camera this summer with smoked proteins:

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Smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese, tomato, and chives.

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Homemade Ramen with smoked pork (I will definitely be making this again to post).

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Fresh salad with smoked salmon filet and tangy herb vinaigrette.

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Smoked brisket with a side of red coleslaw.

If you are in fact interested in the marinades, rubs, or woods we utilized for smoking meats this summer please leave a comment and I can provide this for you.  Otherwise, get ready for Fall and all the delicious soups, roasts, and hearty sides that come with the season!

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