Smoking is a time-honored tradition, but it can be tricky to find the perfect smoking process for your needs.
The Nordic Ware 365 Kettle Smoker uses similar methods found in China. One example would include Camerons Stovetop smoker cookers which are simple devices made up entirely of metal boxes with drip pans on the bottom followed by wire food racks placed over the top of them; you fill these bad boys full of hardwood and heat it on top. The stove is the perfect way to cook a kippered salmon.
- Get ready to enjoy real hardwood smoke flavor in your home with the help of this product.
- It can smoke small pieces of food like shrimp and mushrooms, which would otherwise get lost in large smokers due to their size limitations.
- Unlike most smokers, the stovetop smoker runs at a much higher temperature which means you can cut down on your smoking time.
- It’s not the size that matters, it’s what you do with them. A smoker is a great option for smaller cuts of meat like salmon or chicken parts; however, if your goal were to smoke whole chickens just place your meat over some aluminum foil inside instead of the lid.
- Indoor smokers tend to produce smoke in your kitchen, which may set off a fire alarm. This is because the alarms are designed for outside fires and not indoor ones – so if you disconnected it while smoking, remember to reconnect it afterward.
- If you notice smoke escaping from your smoker, make sure the lid is tight and replace it with a new one. Or you can place an object like a cast-iron skillet on top for extra insurance against leaks.
- Place the smoker on a heatproof surface or trivet when it comes off of your fire. The bottom will be extremely hot, so you need something that can withstand high temperatures for this part.
How does the stovetop smoker work:
To add more flavor and scent to your smoking process, you can place 1-2 tablespoons of hardwood sawdust at the bottom.
Insert the drip pan and food rack. To facilitate cleanup, line the drip pan with aluminum foil. A food rack should be lightly oiled.
Next, place the food on a rack.
Finally, close the lid and make sure there’s a 1-inch gap between it. When you see smoke coming out of your smoker, place it on the burner and keep heating it until 30 seconds have passed. Then close the lid down. To cook food in a smoker, adjust the burner temperature and light up until it’s cooked. For larger items like pork butts or whole chickens, you may need additional sawdust as well so that they don’t burn too quickly.