If you enjoy grilled vegetables or a good steak grilled on the back porch barbecue, you’re joined by millions every summer. High quality barbecues and smoker grills can also be high priced; however, it’s easy to create a smoker grill right at home in your own kitchen. You can use a smoker grill to preserve meats as well as creating delicious fish and vegetable meals. All you need are a few inexpensive basic supplies to cook like the best grilling chefs.
Building your Smoker Grill
1. Purchase a large, rectangular, stainless steel chef’s pan. These are available in stores that sell restaurant supplies and in some cooking stores.
2. A the same time, buy a cooling rack for cakes and cookies. The rack should be about the same size as the chef’s pan or slightly larger so it can rest on the top lip of the pan without tipping over. In a pinch, you can use an oven rack as long as it is approximately the same size as the chef’s pan.
3. Purchase wood that can be used in a smoker grill to smoke food. Many specialty cooking stores carry smoker wood in a variety of flavors and strengths. Smoking wood can also be purchased online from websites that specialize in smoked foods and supplies.
4. Pick up a roll of heavy-duty aluminum foil at the grocery store or the cooking store. In addition, buy or borrow a pair of metal cooking tongs with a spring loaded hinge.
5. Place the chef’s pan on the burners of the stove with a handful of whatever smoker wood scattered across the bottom. You don’t need much, as it will create too strong a smoked flavor. This may take some experimenting.
6. Place the wire rack on the top of the pan with whatever food is to be smoked. Cover the pan with the foil. Create a tent with the foil so it completely encloses the top of the pan including the rack and the food to be smoked.
7. Turn on the stove and allow the wood to smoke the meat or fish. Keep a close eye on your stove to prevent burning or a. Use an exhaust fan or open a window.
8. If the meat or chicken is very thick, you may have to finish them in a frying pan or the oven to avoid over-smoking in the smoker grill.
Remember to turn off the light under the smoker grill and allow the pans to cool before handling. Making delicious smoked food in a DIY homemade smoker grill is an easy and quick way to bring a summer barbeque to your table any time of the year. It’s a great way to preserve fresh food whether you’re a meat eater or a vegetarian. Many smoked foods have a long shelf life, so use your grill to preserve emergency foods for long term storage.
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