Category Archives: smoker

Smoked Turkey


This is a recipe for smoked turkey. You will need a smoker to do this. I use an electric mastercraft smoker i bought at Cabela’s but you could use a simple bullet smoker if you wish. I like teh electric one because I can maintain the temperature I want easily.  You will need a while to make this since it takes about 6 hours in the smoker + prep time. I used cherry wood becasue its a lighter wood and adds a sweet flavor to the meat. You can use any wood but I’d stay away from mesquite for this,It adds to heavy of a flavor to the turkey in my opinion

dont use a turkey much bigger than 12 lbs. because you are using relatively low heat a larger turkey spends to much time in the danger zone (below 120) to really be safe.

10-12 lb turkey completely defrosted
4 cups of so of wood chips
your favorite BBQ rub (I use salt lick BBQ rub)
1 stick melted butter

1 hour before begining to smoke
soak the wood chips in water
apply the rub to the turkey

place the tutkey in a smoker preheated to 250
add the wood chips,adding more as needed. Most of the smoke flavor is added in the beginning to that is the most important time for exposure to the smoke.
after 2 hours in the smoker begin basting with melted butter every hour or so
the turkey will need to smoke for around 6 hours or so. I use a remote meat thermometer to monitor the temperature. You want the thickest part of the thigh to be at 170 degrees.
remove the turkey and let rest 30 minutes before carving



stovetop smoked rainbow trout


a simple recipe for trout using a stovetop smoker

2 whole gutted trout,tail and head intact about 12 oz each
4 sprigs rosemary
1 lemon thinly sliced
olive oil
cherry or alder wood for the smoker

prepare the smoker using 1 1/2-2 Tbsp wood chips following teh directions of your smoker (i use a cameron smoker)
oil the fish using a paper towel or pastry brush
place 2 sprigs rosemary in the cavity of each fish
place the lemon slices on the fish
smoke for about 25 minutes,checking after 22 minutes for doneness

remove from the smoker and let sit for 5 minutes or so before serving. I fillet mine before serving

thats it.  firgure 1 fish per person

stovetop alder smoked salmon


this is an asian marinated smoked salmon done with a stovetop smoker. very good and easy
1 Lb fresh wild caught sockeye or king salmon
1 Tbsp alder chips for the stovetop smoker,or follow smoker directions

1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp ground ginger
3-4 cloves garlic crushed in a garlic press
1 tsp lemon pepper

mix the marinade ingredients together. pour into a ziplock bag,add the salmon and marinate 30-45 minutes turning once

Following the directions for your smoker smoke the salmon for 15-18 minutes,until it flakes

Serves 2