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Hot-smoking at home
Tue 18-May-10
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SumpRat
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Smoked Mackerel and green salad for starter.
Followed by;
Smoked duck breasts with new potatoes for main course.
Followed by;
Real country cider in my local pub that  has just opened as a free house  🙂

SR

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Wed 19-May-10
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You lucky devil, Simon. What a delicious menu. And a free house locally, to boot.

Our village pub has been transformed into a restaurant-cum-pub. We have not been yet but early reports are good. Just as well, because it was a most depressing place previously.

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Wed 19-May-10
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Yum indeed.  Can I join the party?  Sumprat - the ladies are coming to scoff your smoked mackerel.  Big_Laugh Wave

Wed 19-May-10
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Smoked duck too!  Oh, I love that!  And if Ruth is coming I can have her share of the duck - yippee!I_am_Hungry

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-May-10
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Oh wait just a minute. What have I missed when I was away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wed 19-May-10
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Danuta - I think I can see a gatecrash coming ................  Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh

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Wed 19-May-10
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SIMON, you'll need to get fishing and smoking, looks like there's going to be a big party at your place...Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Thu 20-May-10
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Just to report that I have now done my first hot smoking at home. I did 4 salmon fillets from the CFC (60p for the four!) and two chicken breasts over a mixture of alder and oak. It was really lovely and I surprised myself by achieving excellent results even if it was a bit of trial and error!!!

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Well done Jude!  Did you have specialist equipment?

I'll try that again!

Thu 20-May-10
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No, I used a normal kettle barbecue, charcoal briquettes and some oak and alder chips which I bought from:

http://www.hotsmoked.co.uk/index.php

Thu 20-May-10
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That is quite an achievement, Jude, made all the sweeter by the CFC absolute bargain. Actually, that is a great approach when starting out - using CFC finds, I mean. If it all goes horribly wrong then no great loss.

I like that site you linked to. Not seen it before but prices seem reasonable and a good range. i would love to try their restaurant quality charcoal.

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Thu 20-May-10
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Recommended by HFW (my hero) at

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Thu 20-May-10
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Jude said:No, I used a normal kettle barbecue, charcoal briquettes and some oak and alder chips which I bought from: http://www.hotsmoked.co.uk/index.php


hmmm got plenty of that lying around. Only problem is that we just shove all our wood through the shredder and we have a composite material like alder and willow together.Witchy_Happy

Sun 20-Jun-10
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Just hot smoking a couple of poussin. One to eat hot for my Sunday Dinner, one to be had cold during the week.

 

I know we were  joking about having a [smoking] picnic by the Thames in Reading. But would anyone want to do it for real one weekend?

 

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This Easter for Easter day lunch I introduced my mother to smoked lamb. I tea smoked half a leg.

 

She enjoyed it very much.

 

SR 

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