15 Genius Ways to Make Smokey Foods Without a Smoker
Believe it or not, hacking smokey-tasting food of all kinds is totally possible without shelling out big bucks for new equipment. And this collection of 15 smoldering recipes is here to show you how it’s done. Instead of tending to a fire for hours, get ready to reach for a few pantry staples — think chipotles, smoked salts, liquid smoke and so much more — to whip up some crowd-pleasing eats. You’ll be able to infuse dishes from dinner to dessert with that irresistible, cooked-over-a-fire flavor in no time at all!
1. Scandinavian Seafood Stew: Smoked shrimp impart a ton of depth into every bite of this elegant seafood stew. The mix of mussels and a flavorful broth will make you feel like you’re enjoying a bowlful by the seashore. (via XO Amys)
2. Barbecue and Paprika Chicken With Gremolata: Rubbed with barbecue spices and smoked paprika, these oven-roasted pieces of chicken deliver a hint of welcome woody flavor to your plate. (via Anina’s Recipes)
4. Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Up the smoked flavor quotient by using smoked deli meats along with smoked Swiss cheese in this delicious twist on the Cuban sandwich. (via Drool-Worthy)
7. Pecan Praline With Smoked Sea Salt: A generous sprinkle of smoked sea salt means these candied pecans work well in both sweet and savory applications. (via Bake Bellissima)
9. Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos: Liquid smoke makes every shred of this tender beef taste like it spent hours cooking over a fire. Toss it into your slow cooker before heading to the office for an easy way to celebrate Taco Tuesday. (via The Spice Kit Recipes)
11. Smokey Garlic Roasted Chickpeas: Munch on these crunchy chickpeas as a protein-packed alternative to barbecue-flavored potato chips. (via Vegan Does It)
12. Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich With Fried Pickles and Chipotle BBQ Aioli: Adding a few canned chipotles to the creamy mix of mayo and bottled BBQ sauce is an easy way to spice things up before tossing everything together with this melt-in-your-mouth pork. (via Drool-Worthy)
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