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What Are You Smoking?

Photography By Carole Topalian | June 23, 2014
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Fire up the grill and bust out the wood chips. Summer is smokin' hot, and we've got a variety of hot smoking projects for your Smokey Joe. What are you smoking?

DIY Hot Smoker, found on

DIY Hot Smoker
You can turn that charcoal grill you probably already have into an effective hot smoker. Here's a few tips. (Image via Well Hung Food)
Bacon, found on

Everything is better with bacon, and making your own is surprisingly easy. Go with the traditional, or branch out with variations like French ventreche, Sichuan spiced, or made with wild boar or lamb belly. (Image via Eat Live Travel Write)
Smoked Ham, found on

Smoked Ham
Brine up a leg and then smoke it low and slow for a tender, flavorful ham. (Image via And Here We Are...)
Canadian Bacon, found on

Canadian Bacon
Or go for the loin to make the classic Canadian bacon, more like ham than its American counterpart.  (Image via Smoke Cure Pickle Brew)


Tasso, found on

Hailing from Cajun country, tasso is pork shoulder that's spiced and smoked, perfect for jambalaya and more. (Image via A Cookblog)
Pastrami, found on

Smoke off some corned brisket or tongue for one of the finest sandwich meats ever made. (Image via Coconut and Lime)

Smoked Sausage
Impart an alluringly smoky aroma to your handmade sausages. (You do make your own sausages, right?) (Image via Hunter Angler Gardener Cook)

Smoked Fish
Salmon is popular, but try your hand at smoking mackerel, trout, haddock, even mussels. (Image via Chefsteps)
Mesquite-smoked Mimosa Chicken, found on

Mesquite-smoked Mimosa Chicken
It's like an epic beer-can chicken with a sweet and tipply mimosa inside instead of beer; lovingly smoked over uber-fragrant mesquite chips. (Image via Hillary Starbright)
Smoked Salsa, found on

Smoked Salt
If you haven't used smoked salt it is a must! Good on everything from bison to tofu. Here's a DIY that will keep you rollin in the smokiness without having to head to store! (Image via Urban Nettle)
Smoked Salsa, found on

¡Smoked Salsa!
Make your good salsa great by smoking the tomatoes and peppers beforehand. (Image via A Cookblog)

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