There’s something about cooking with a smoker that’s beyond compare. We’re fond of saying when food is and isn’t “in season” but if you’re a fan of barbeque, it’s always barbeque season! Good food with good friends is something that never goes out of style, which is why, if you’re a barbeque aficionado, you’re always on the prowl for new recipes. These recipes can involve any number of different kinds of meats, sauces, spices, and other add-ons but they enjoy two commonalities: they’re best enjoyed with an electric smoker and they’re absolutely delicious!
Let’s heat things up, then, with seven smoking electric smoker recipes for barbeque fans everywhere!
1. Smoked Salmon Entrees
When you think about barbeque and electric smoker recipes, chances are that things such as ribs and steaks are some of the first things that come to mind, and deservedly so. That being said, while there’s certainly room for those on this list, we’d like to get started instead with an electric smoker food that’s far too often overlooked, and that’s salmon. Fish in general tend to get a “raw deal” from the electric smoker community as we far too often associate them with other types of food preparation. For many of us, fish simply doesn’t “feel” as if it should be electric smoker food.
However, it most definitely is and salmon entrees such as Salmon Candy or Maple Cured Smoked Salmon can be a great way to add a little variety to your cooking come your next barbeque. The latter in particular makes great use of:
- Maple sugar and maple syrup
- Kosher salt
- Ground pepper
- Lemon zest
- Salmon fillets with or without the skin
Follow the instructions of the linked recipe above for the precise quantities and add the taste of freshly smoked salmon to your next cookout.
2. Pork Loins
After that more offbeat option to start, let’s turn to one of the most common options in the repertoire of any barbeque fan: pork loin. Whether you prefer to add extra sauces and spice or grill it straight through, one thing to note here is that you’ll want to avoid overcooking your tenderloins. So much of the flavor of an expertly cooked pork loin comes from its succulent soft texture so while a crispy outer layer can be enjoyable, be sure not to overcook it too much.
This intriguing pork loin recipe features an interesting take on this fixture of the barbecue world, utilizing Guinness as well as Coca-Cola Habanero BBQ Sauce for a truly unique taste.
3. Cherry-Smoked Duck Breasts
Some of the most intriguing electric smoker recipes involve duck. Depending upon where you live and your culinary cultural background, duck can be a very common dish, a rare treat, or anything in between. It’s certainly a welcome change of pace from simply serving the same old chicken dishes time after time.
For a sweet twist to smoked duck breasts, you might want to try this cherry-smoked option, for which you’ll require:
- Sea or kosher forms of coarse salt
- Sugar in the Raw or a similar turbinado sugar
- Chinese spice powders
- Black peppers
- Cherry salsa
Follow the link above and see for yourself how you can sweeten the pot for your next potluck with an expertly smoked sweet cherry duck breast.
4. Smoked Chicken with Bacon, Ham, and Cheese
As stated, chicken can tend to dominate the world of electric smoker recipes and barbeque cooking at times. That said, there’s definitely a reason for that. Not only is chicken extremely affordable, thereby making it an ideal food to buy and serve in mass quantities for a get together such as a cookout, but it’s also downright delicious.
There are countless incredible electric smoker recipes for chicken out there but since the Internet has a notorious passion for bacon as well as cheese, this smoked option featuring chicken thighs with bacon, ham, and cheese might just be Electric Smoker Heaven in a single dish. For these delectable bacon-wrapped chicken thighs, you will require:
- Chicken thighs, preferably boneless
- Dijon mustard
- Gruyère cheese (extra points if it’s cave-aged and cut into thin slivers)
- Sliced smoked ham (again, cut into thin, wrappable slivers)
- Sliced dill pickles
- Sea or kosher salt
- Black pepper
- Artisanal bacon (again, preferably thinly sliced)
5. Cherry-Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Now we’re talking a true barbeque classic! For countless grill and barbeque fans, nothing says “cookout” quite as much as some succulent baby back ribs! If this is you, chances are that you’ll want to give this cherry-glazed recipe a try. As with the cherry-smoked duck entrée mentioned above, it adds a nice sweet twist to an established culinary favorite. For this special baby back ribs recipe, you’ll require:
- Brown sugar
- Sweet and/or Spanish smoked paprika
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- Several ground-up ingredients including cumin, coriander, fennel, and cayenne
Follow the instructions and experience the thrill of well-prepared baby back ribs afresh with this enlivening recipe.
6. Sriracha Jerky
Like your electric smoker dishes extra spicy? Then you’ll certainly want to try one or two with sriracha sauce. Jerky can be a good meat to use with sriracha and the recipe for this pairing has the added benefit of featuring some cilantro as well. Whether you’re looking for a more casual offering for your next cookout or just want to prepare a bit of well-cooked jerky for yourself on short notice, this is a very versatile jerky recipe.
7. Smoked Brisket
A-tasket, a-trisket, we can’t leave out brisket! One of the great mainstays of meat-lover menus everywhere, brisket is especially popular among electric cooker enthusiasts. There are a wide range of different brisket recipes out there with all kinds of sauces and spices adding on to that classic barbeque-cooked brisket taste. This recipe here is a good example of a classic smoked brisket, making use of broth and beer while offering lots of room for experienced hands to add some of their own ideas while remaining accessible to those new to brisket cooking. Add some flavor and livelihood to your next barbeque with any or all of these succulent electric smoker recipes.
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