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The 3 Best Andouille Sausage Substitutes, From Awesome To Brilliant
Feb 12

The 3 Best Andouille Sausage Substitutes, From Awesome To Brilliant

By Rose | Meat , Smoking

Sausages are considered to be a staple food, wherever you are in the world. In fact, their popularity has reached the point that some people can’t live a day without eating one.

There are many different sausage varieties to enjoy. Perhaps you are already familiar with some of them. But if you want something that has a fierce yet delectable flavor, you should explore the world of smoked sausages.

There are two methods you can use to make smoked sausages. The first one is to smoke the sausage first, then cook it afterwards (preferably by grilling). The second approach is by cooking and smoking the food simultaneously. You can do any of these with the help of a smokehouse or a simple charcoal smoker or electric smoker.

It is these smoking techniques that give us the wonderful aroma and genuine flavor of smoked sausages. Among all of these sausages, Andouille features both a classy and earthy tang. Any food gourmets will appreciate the taste of this delicacy, which has a unique flavor. That’s why it is a struggle to find an Andouille sausage substitute.

Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that this is the end of the line for us, because if that was the case, I would certainly get frustrated!

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Smoking Course 101: Things That You Should Know About Food Smokers
Dec 31

Smoking Course 101: Things That You Should Know About Food Smokers

By Rose | Grills & Smokers , Smoking

Smoking is a fun and delicious way to prepare your delicacies, especially if we are talking about meat. Many people recognize this fact and are always looking for the best, top-performing smokers that are out there.

Investing in a food smoker is quite a daunting task if you don’t know about the mechanism that operates this tool. Therefore, it is necessary that you first understand the fundamentals of a smoker before you start to educate yourself about this cookware. If you are planning to get one, these tools are not that cheap. In fact, the price tag might overwhelm you at first, which is why you will need to choose wisely if you are going to avoid wasting any of your hard-earned money.

So what are the things that you need to have in mind when you’re looking for a smoker? The answers to all of these questions are in the text below.

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The Best Gas Smoker For A Genuine Smokehouse Flavor!
Nov 24

The Best Gas Smoker For A Genuine Smokehouse Flavor!

By Rose | Grills & Smokers , Smoking

I have already featured some of the top-rated charcoal smokers on the market today. But if you want another great option for a food smoking device, you should try the best gas smokers.

Compared to charcoal smokers, gas smokers are very simple to use as they don’t require as much nursing as their charcoal counterparts. In fact, some of the models are just as usable as electric smokers. That’s a big plus point already if you ask me.

Another of their advantages is they are inexpensive items. Despite being as convenient as an electric smoker, you will find the price is moderate. They also produce clean, traceless smoke that makes them a favorite choice for various restaurants and grillers. It is also worth noting that most of the gas smokers today use propane.

Both amateurs and pros will appreciate the ergonomics of a gas smoker. This device is so absurdly efficient, you can hardly fail to make delicious smoked food. Here are some of the best gas smokers that you should opt for first!

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The Best Electric Smokers For Under $200: A Price-Friendly Guide
Nov 19

The Best Electric Smokers For Under $200: A Price-Friendly Guide

By Rose | Grills & Smokers , Smoking

There is no denying that electric smokers provide you with the most convenient way to smoke meat. Charcoal smokers and gas smokers have their own perks too, but if you are an amateur, or just want a simple way of doing things, then choosing an electric smoker is the best route for you.

Given the kind of benefits it provides, it is only natural for people to seek an electric smoker. You will have seen all the wonderful food it can create. Best of all, there is no need to nurse your food throughout the process, as the electricity does the work for you.

Perhaps, the only downside is the cost of buying one of these devices. In fact, some of the units out there have jaw-dropping price tags. Does that mean ordinary folks like us have no chance of acquiring these wonderful machines? Fortunately, the answer to that question is no, as a varied range of different smokers have been manufactured to cater for different demographic strata.

Once you have discovered the best electric smokers for under $200, you will realize these excellent devices are well worth your hard-earned money. Moreover, your luck has just been doubled as I am about to show you some of the best entry-level smokers out there!

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Can You Freeze Smoked Salmon? The Surprising Truth
Nov 18

Can You Freeze Smoked Salmon? The Surprising Truth

By Rose | Smoking , Storing Tips

If you are going to buy a charcoal or electric smoker, then you will be longing for smoked chicken quarters, ribs and the authentic smokehouse flavors that make your mouth water. Smoked salmon is another delicious delicacy that you might be thinking of making.

This is not such a far-fetched idea. Freshwater fish like salmon are ideal to smoke because their true, hidden taste is brought to life by the smoking process. But what can you do if there are any leftovers after you’ve enjoyed your dish? What should you do with them? Can you preserve smoked salmon by freezing it?

Well, the answer to this question is a big fat yes. It is safe to freeze smoked salmon in your fridge. There is nothing to worry about here because smoked salmon, just like jerkies and dried beef, can be stored in a cold environment. Just pack it in an airtight container so that it will retain its quality at an optimal level.

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