Fan of a smoky aroma? This is how you smoke ingredients yourself

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At Culy we count ourselves as #teamsmoky. Because while we don’t have to have a smoky aroma in abundance, adding smoky flavor can make certain ingredients so much more exciting! Smoking yourself is not as much of an undertaking as you might think. With these tips you can smoke your ingredients yourself.

Smoking ingredients yourself: this is how you do it

1. Liquid smoke

Liquid smoke is also often referred to as liquid smoke aroma in the Netherlands. While it may sound anything but natural, it is. The main ingredients are water and smoke. In addition, vinegar is sometimes added, some coloring to make the water caramel-colored and an emulsifier.

The making goes something like this: wood chips are burned and the smoke goes through a chimney or other pipe into a condenser where the smoke is cooled and transformed into a liquid. Sometimes the stuff is filtered or diluted with water. By varying the type of wood chips, liquid smoke can be made in different flavors. A popular flavor is  hickory wood.

Liquid smoke immediately gives a smoky taste to a dish. Ideal for BBQ sauce, for example,  here you can read on Culy  how to make it with smoke flavor.  Adding a smoke flavor to  brisket ,  spare ribs or fish is also a good idea.

You only need to use a very small amount of liquid smoke to get the taste effect as if your dish has been standing in a smoker for hours. You can’t find liquid smoke in the supermarket yet, but you can find it in all kinds of web shops. Like  here ,  here and  here.

2. Smoke powder

Smoke powder is the powdered variant of liquid smoke. The powder is useful in spice mixtures (or spice rubs, as it is also called), in marinades and in meat and vegetable preparations.

Smoke powder is for sale at catering wholesalers and in web shops .

3. Smoker

Nowadays there are handy barbecue smokers that have a smoking function. You smoke the ingredients of your choice slowly and slowly, but apart from a portion of patience, you don’t have to do much. You can smoke fish, meat and vegetables yourself, but also think of ingredients such as tofu or tempeh.

4. Smoker

Do you want to smoke yourself, but don’t have a full barbecue smoker at home? Good news: there are also small smoking devices with which you can smoke ingredients such as mayonnaise or tofu yourself. With a tube you infuse a smoke aroma into the desired ingredient. It can be that easy! Smoking devices can be found online .

5. Products that give you a helping hand

If you want to add a subtle smoke flavor to your dishes, there are also handy products that you can use ready-made. Frank’s Smoke House sells smoked olive oil , smoked sea salt and smoked butter via the webshop . These types of products are also for sale elsewhere, for example via the supermarket app Crisp .

Which ingredients are good to smoke?

A knob of smoked butter through the mashed potatoes, tomato salad with avocado and smoked olive oil, a smoky casserole with smoked sea salt, halloumi and cherry tomato … We can already picture it.

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