Smoked Food Recipes

From bacon to pulled pork to whole turkeys, fish, and corn on the cob, these delicious recipes will fill up your smoker!

Staff Picks

Smoked Standing Rib Roast

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a sure-fired winner with any beef lover. It takes a little while to prepare, so be patient, but trust me, you will love this. The recipe yields the most tender and flavorful meat imaginable, and also has great eye appeal.
By Ed

Smoked Steelhead Trout (Salmon)

Rating: 4.79 stars
Steelhead trout, also know as freshwater salmon, smoked to perfection with garlic and rosemary flavors. After the overnight marinade and the brine soak, it is all just watching as it smokes.

Maple-Smoked Duck Breasts

Rating: 5 stars
Delicious smoked ducks breasts with a nice maple flavor. Slice them thin and serve as an appetizer on crackers, if desired.

Smoked Pork Butt

Rating: 4.44 stars
We love pulled BBQ pork sandwiches at our house, so we make this every few weeks. The pork just shreds apart after it's done, and the smoky flavor is incredible. It's best to brine the meat overnight to help it retain moisture during smoking, but it's not necessary. There's a basic brine recipe on this site titled 'Basic Brine for Smoking' if you want to brine the pork. I like to rub the pork before I smoke it with a very spicy dry rub that I usually make up each time, so that it's always different. Also, I use apple wood chips because we like the sweet, fruity flavor they yield. When it's done, shred it apart, heat up your favorite sauce, and slather some on a bun. Authentic pit barbecue right in your own house!

Bob's Pulled Pork on a Smoker

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is the correct way to smoke a pork shoulder with professional results--from the brine, to the rub and sauce, to the rave reviews you will receive. Smoke is the key to breaking down the fat which adds flavor and moisture to the shoulder. Place in a bun with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Whole Smoked Cauliflower

Smoking cauliflower absorbs just the right amount of smoke that complements your meat without overpowering. This works well with beef, pork, and chicken and the sauce ties it all together. Serve with a dinner salad and you won't even miss the potato.

Basic Brine for Smoking Meat

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a very basic brine recipe for preparing meats and fish for smoking. Add any personal taste preferences to the brine for additional flavor enhancement. I like to add white wine, soy sauce, and various herbs and spices. Anything that you like will work, so experiment at will.

Smoked Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a delicious and different way to enjoy chicken breasts, with plenty of smoky flavor! Brining the chicken before smoking allows it to stay moist and flavorful. They are a great addition to a salad, on a sandwich, or just by themselves!

Sweet Smoked Pork Ribs

Rating: 4.53 stars
A sweet recipe for smoked pork ribs. I usually use baby back ribs but have had great success with spare ribs as well.

Smoked Bacon Bomb

Rating: 4.5 stars
This really is the bomb! Bacon-wrapped sausage stuffed with cheese, onions, jalapenos, and more bacon is as artery-clogging as it is delicious! Serve on freshly baked biscuits.

Simple Smoked Pork Butt

Rating: 5 stars
I have been using this method for years and always have perfect results for making pulled pork. This will give you tender, juicy, fall-apart meat. This method works equally as well on smaller or bigger pork butts. The final internal temperature of the meat is what's important. Smoking meat is an all-day affair, but well worth the time investment! I like to use a variety of wood chips, including maple, apple and bourbon barrel. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Rating: 5 stars
Smoking corn gives it a unique flavor and then it's finished with a smoky lime butter right before serving! Try it for your next BBQ!

Inspiration and Ideas

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Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs
Rating: Unrated
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Turkey in a Smoker

Rating: 4.8 stars

This is a great recipe for smoked turkey. A barbecue grill is nearly impossible to cook a large bird. A smoker is best for this. I prefer hickory chips or hickory wood. Hickory generates a more even smokiness than other woods, and it does not matter whether the wood is green or seasoned. Mesquite, if not well seasoned, will generate a creosote type coating because of the sap that oozes out of the wood while cooking.