When I run out of smoked salt, I know I need to fire up the smokehouse. The olives and nuts usually get used first, then the cheese and peppers. The salt and spices last the longest, so when I'm out... I know I need to get off my hind end and make more. :)
This batch of smoked goodies included..
Coarse Kosher Salt
A Homemade Black Pepper, Coarse Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder Blend
A Wild Rice Blend
Mini Chocolate Chips
Two Kinds of Duck Eggs
Colby Jack Cheese
Mexican Crumbling Cheese
I think that was it.
I placed the salts and pepper blend on the top rack...
Also the duck eggs and butter. Some of the eggs were shelled and some weren't.
The black olives and Mexican crumbling cheese...
I make a slit in each pepper for smoke penetration.
The mozzarella, pepper jack and colby jack cheese...
Wild rice blend in front and anasazi beans in back...
I used a blend of wood smoke, started with milder woods, maple and alder. Pulled some of the items from the smoke and then switched up to a stronger smoke (hickory) for the rice, beans and salts...
The smokehouse stayed at 65F and below the whole time.
The butter, eggs and olives got a 2 hr smoke, pulled the cheese, choco chips and nuts out after 3 hrs. The beans, rice, sugar and salts went for 5 hrs.
Smoked cheese, butter, nuts, chocolate chips, olives, jalapenos, anasazi beans and rice blend..
The smoked butter and smoked duck eggs...
smoked rice and anasazi beans...
smoked choco chips and olives...
The rice blend, anasazi beans, turbinado sugar, coarse kosher salt, salt/pepper blend and the smoked sea salt..
I'm good for awhile! :)
First thing I always make is smoked olive tapenade. I love this stuff!
Minced olives a bit of garlic, olive oil, scallions, capers, salt and pepper to taste... I think that's it.
Hot cocoa with a few smoked chips in the cup and sprinkled on top... it was soooo tasty. :)
Also made vietnamese Pho with smoked duck egg and added some slices of a smoked jalapeno...
Loved it! I am hooked on Pho anyway but the addition of the smoked duck egg sent it over the top for me.
Almost forgot... I've used the butter and smoked salt, pepper, garlic, onion seasoning on a KC strip..
The steak was cooked in my sous vide, so the addition of smoked butter and smoked salt blend was a welcome addition.
I probably should have made this into at least 2 blog posts, there are so many pics.
Right now my house smells like smoke. :/ ... but it was worth it to get my supplies replenished.
Hope everyone is having a great week!