Smoker Recipes: Weird and Wonderful Things to Smoke This Holiday

Unconventional Smoker Recipes

Cooking on a smoker is an incredible experience—offering unique tastes and flavor profiles hard to find elsewhere. Smokers aren’t just for barbecue. Smoking can be applied to a wide range of dishes beyond just meats and vegetables.

At AES Hearth & Patio, we offer a range of outdoor amenities and accessories to help you elevate your hosting game. We also want to equip you with some amazing ideas to get started with. Let’s explore some unusual smoker recipes to get started with:

Smoked Chex Mix – Be the Life of the Party

This recipe involves creating a spiced butter that you can rub the Chex Mix with before putting it in the smoker to infuse it with a distinctive smoky flavor:

  1. Add 4 cups of Chex Mix to a smoker-safe dish.
  2. Combine half a stick of butter with two tablespoons of hot sauce, half a tablespoon of garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika each, and a teaspoon of salt in a microwave-safe dish.
  3. Melt the butter mixture in the microwave. Be sure not to overheat the mixture. You may start with 10 seconds.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over your Chex Mix and stir together with a rubber spatula until the mixture is evenly coated. Exercise caution; melted butter can be extremely hot.
  5. Add the mix to your preheated smoker (at 225°F) for an hour.

It’s hard to beat the unique flavor of smoked Chex Mix at your next party! For the accessories you need, including smokers and much more, be sure to check out AES Hearth & Patio’s excellent range of grills and smokers.

Smoked Seasonings – Enhance Your Spice Rub

Want to enhance your seasonings? Smoking them infuses them with distinctive deep flavors that are difficult to find in the spice aisle. To level up your spice game, don’t forget to check out our incredible selection of outdoor accessories to accompany our grills and smokers.

Smoked Ice Cubes – Elevate Your Mixology Game

To create smoked ice cubes, simply add water to a smoker-safe container and add to your smoker for an hour or two with no heat. Once you’ve created smoke-infused water, make sure it is cool before adding it to ice trays to freeze.

What’s better than hosting a get-together complete with unique smoke-infused cocktails? Perhaps hosting it around your fire table to complete the vibe! Be sure to check out our range of fire pits and tables to sit around with your loved ones while you sip cocktails and/or mocktails with smoked ice cubes.

Unusual Foods – Customize Your Charcuterie Board

The truth is that smokers can enhance a wide range of amazing foods. Cheeses, such as ricotta, cream cheese, provolone, and cheddar, are excellent candidates.

Smoked olives, smoked sauces, such as ketchup or mustard, and smoked butter, which will take your mashed potatoes to the next level, are all delicious options.

Smoker Recipes and More: AES Hearth & Patio

Cooking weird and wonderful things in your smoker—including but not limited to Chex Mix, various cheeses, toppings, condiments, and even butter—is an amazing way to not only expand your horizons but also create unforgettable experiences for your loved ones and guests.

AES Hearth & Patio is your go-to destination and one-stop shop for all things outdoors, including smokers, grills, and smoker accessories. Explore our amazing selection today to get started and level up your outdoor cooking game for good.

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