What do people love to do when there is a gathering? Eat of course! And you know what they say, good food brings together good people! When it comes to events or even just simple cookouts with families and friends, it’s always handy to have an electric smoker at home. Now if you are looking for the best electric smoker recipes then search is over. In this article, we will teach you how to find the best recipes and cook them just the way you will like it.
So how do you find the best recipes for your electric smoker? Truth is there are so many ways to find the best recipes to use for your smokers. A good recipe can be handed down from one generation to another; a family recipe if you should say. These are usually the best kinds, of course, these recipes may have been cooked by a different smoker then but you can always give it a try with your electric smoker.
Another way to find good recipes is by browsing online. There are many recipes posted online, in fact, there are thousands of these wonderful recipes that you can surely try with your electric smoker. All you need to do is look for one that you would like to try. Here are some of our picks.
1. Smoked Turkey
Place some charcoal into the bottom pan of the smoker and light them up. Oil the grate but do it lightly. Take a whole turkey and wash it under cold water, pat it dry and place it in a pan. Add some hickory chips and water to the turkey. Place the turkey in a prepared grate and add two handful of damp chips so you can start cooking.
Begin cooking but leave the cover on. Continue smoking the turkey until it reaches the 83 degrees C temperature or until the coals run out of fire.
2. Smoked Pork Butt
Soak the pork butt into a brine solution for four hours. You can also keep it soaking overnight if you want. Place the pork butt in the refrigerator and cover it. After 4 hours or the next morning, take the pork out of the fridge. Preheat your electric smoker to 225 degrees F. Take a bowl and place brown sugar, chili powder and seasoning of your choice. Mix them together and brush the mixture to the meat with a brush or fingers.
Place the pork in a roasting rack and place it in the smoker. Slow cook the meat for 6 to 18 hours or until the pork reaches 63 degrees C. Check it with a meat thermometer, once the pork is done, remove it from the smoker and serve with bread.
3. Smoked Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees. Wash and clean the ribs and cut them into smaller pieces. Place the ribs in a large pot and add apple juice to cover. Bring the pot to a boil and remove them from the heat after 15 minutes of boiling. Put oil in the grate of your smoker and place the ribs.
Add a few pieces of garlic cloves into the hot coals and then close the smoker. Smoke the back ribs for about 7 hours while occasionally adding more garlic cloves into the coals. Take the barbecue sauce and add two cups of apple juice that you used for the ribs. Add some granulated garlic and baste the ribs with the mixture every 30 minutes. Continue cooking until the ribs are cooked.
4. Smoked Salmon
Take a pound of salmon fillet and soak it in a brine solution for 4 hours to overnight. Submerge alder wood plants in water and while letting the wood to be soaked, preheat your smoker to 180 degrees F. Remove the salmon from the brine. Rinse it well with water and pat dry. When the fillets are dry, remove the wood planks from the water and lay out the fillets in it. Season with salt and black pepper.
Place the salmon in the smoker and cook it for 2 hours to 2 ½ hours until done. You will know that the fish is done when the fish turns flaky. It should not be salty. The size of the fillets can also affect the smoking time; if they are bigger they might take 2 to 6 hours of cooking. Thirty minutes of the last hour of smoking, take a bowl and mix water and brown sugar. Mix them together until the mixture becomes pasty. Take a brush and apply them evenly on the salmon for added flavor.
These are some of the delicious electric smoker recipes that you can find. They’re easy to make and follow so why not give them a try? If you want to be more daring with your electric smoker recipes then go ahead and search for the ones you would like to do.