Fish Smoking Kits for Domestic Use

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Fish Smoking Kits for Domestic Use
Smoking adds colour and flavour to fish. (smoked fishes image by AGITA LEIMANE from Fotolia.com)

Fish is a popular low-fat, healthy meal. There are countless ways to prepare fish, but one popular choice is to smoke it. Smoked fish is a particularly good choice during the summer months. Smoking has long been used as a means of preserving meat and fish. It also adds a rich, unique flavour. Recommended fish for smoking are salmon, trout, whitefish, sole, bream, eel, herring and trout, but any type of fish or meat can be smoked. There are a variety of kits and methods available to smoke fish at home including: Jiffy Smoke, Steam-N-Chips and Uncle Abe's Smoked Fish Kit.

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Jiffy Smoke

Jiffy Smoke is a simple kit used in combination with an outdoor grill. The kit consists of a disposable aluminium box containing 40 cubic inches of wood chips. These small smoking kits are available with North Atlantic olive wood or southeast hickory. Chips are 100% organic wood. To use Jiffy Smoke, remove the container from the packaging, and place it on a hot grill. Once the chips begin to smoke, place fish on the grill and cook thoroughly. Jiffy Smoke works best if the grill lid is closed. Follow the Jiffy Smoke link in the references section of this article for more information.

Fish Smoking Kits for Domestic Use
Wood chips provide the smoke for the fish. (petrified wood chips image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

Steam-N-Chips

The Steam-N-Chips kit turns an ordinary gas grill into a Finnish-style smoker. You can choose the stainless steel or enamelled porcelain model. Attach the kit to a Weber gas grill, add wood chips and water and use to smoke all kinds of fish without much fuss. Check the link in the references section of this article for more information.

Fish Smoking Kits for Domestic Use
Adding a fish smoking kit to a grill makes an instant smoker. (Sardines grillées image by Bruno Bernier from Fotolia.com)

Smoked Fish Kit

Uncle Abe's Smoked Fish Kit is available online from sausage-stuffer.com. This kit contains everything needed to smoke 11.3 Kilogram of fish. Included in the kit are liquid hickory smoke, insta-cure #1 (an aid for the smoking process) and Uncle Abe's fish marinade/seasoning. Prepare the fish according to the instructions on the box. Fish can then be smoked in a traditional smoker, an electric smoker or grilled on a gas or charcoal grill. Using the ingredients from this kit gives the fish a smoked flavour even if not cooked in a smoker.

Fish Smoking Kits for Domestic Use
Fish prepared with this smoked fish kit will have a rich, smoky flavour. (salmon in herbs marinade prepared for cooking image by Nataliya Peregudova from Fotolia.com)

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