Who says smoking is only for summer time? I've got 16 smoker recipes that I guarantee will make you want to buy a smoker so you can smoke all kinds of yummy food all year round!
I am a big time smoker of all things foods! I love my smoker and it's one of the best gifts I've ever received! Yep, you heard me correctly...I got a smoker for a Christmas present....from my HUSBAND! Yep and I love it! Hint, hint...I guess he wanted me to smoke some meat!
Well my friends, I'm about to share 16 of my favorite smoker recipes with you! And a lot of these recipes are great for beginners. If these smoker recipes don't peak your tastebuds, I don't know what will!
Frequently Asked Questions About Smoking Food
Yes, absolutely! People who are just starting to smoke meat and other foods will love this collection of smoked food recipes because a lot of them are great for beginners!
The answer is everything! You can smoke side dishes, any cut of meat, and even desserts!
The smoked salmon, smoked leg quarters, and applewood smoked chicken are probably the easiest recipes to start smoking right away.
Any type of seafood. Shrimp and fish take about 30-45 minutes total. Next would be individual cuts of chicken such a drumsticks, chicken breasts, and chicken wings.
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Smoking Expert Tips
- If you're looking to buy a smoker, they aren't all that expensive. This is the smoker I have and I absolutely LOVE it! I like my gas smoker but some people love charcoal smokers. Regardless what you choose, you have 16 amazing and easy recipes to get you started!
There you have it friends....16 recipes that will convince you to buy a smoker!
These are some of the best meats to smoke so enjoy these and let me know which ones you make! I can't wait to hear!
And check out more smoker ideas in my collection!
Update Notes: This post was originally published in September of 2017, but was republished with new photos and descriptive tips in February 2022.
Steven R Coursey
Just purchased my first smoker and found your applewood smoked recipe and it was a hit with the family. I smoked it for 5 hours and the internal temp was around 155 not 165 as suggested. I had the temp around 180-200 c for the entire time so not sure why the internal temp didn't reach the 165F. Anyway it was defiantly cooked and was delish so thanks for the rub recipe. I'll try your smoked salmon next.
Hi Steven!! I'm SO glad the chicken turned out so great! It's a favorite for sure! I can't wait to hear how the next recipe turns out for you!!
Just found your site it sounds pretty good. Just got my pitboss a major upgrade from our traeger so its time to get serious.
Nice!! Congrats on the new pitboss!! Yes! Let's get to smoking!! I cant wait to hear what recipes of mine you try so let me know!!
Smoker has arrived, it’s time to get getting it done. Your recipes are inspiring!
Thank you, Alex!! I can't wait to hear what you make and how it turns out!
Thanks for the tips on smoking recipes. Just started today on my smoked recipes journey so excited to try some of these. However, number 2 on your list is really confusing because you said it’s Chinese (the char Sui is Chinese) but then you said it’s korean ingredients so maybe you can clarify which it is? Obviously, those are completely different, so please let us know if it’s korean or Chinese because it can’t be both(:
Hi Jenny! Thanks for calling that out! It's Chinese. I fixed the typo. Thanks!!
Of course it can be both.
Just bought a Pitboss pellet smoker and I will be trying some of these
I can't wait to hear which recipes you try and which ones you like best!
Thanks Amanda. Just got a smoker can't wait to try those recipes.
Yeah Harold!! Let me know which ones you try and how they turn out!!!
My favorite one I started doing is a bacon wrapped stuffed pork loin filet pork loin and add cream cheese ranch seasoning pepperoncinis and artichoke hearts as well as most things garlic always helps. Wrap in bacon and tie closed with butcher twine
Sounds amazing! Love your modifications!!!!
It's always a hit give it a try. I just kinda made it up after everyone doin wrapped meatloaf
Hi Max! So glad you love the recipe!!