Friday, May 25, 2012
My hubby finally got his new electric smoker up and running the other day. He's a guy who really researches a new purchase and wants to be fully prepared. I was going to get a whole chicken out the night before and have it ready for the smoker but I forgot. So the day we decided to cook I took out a couple packs of pork chops we thought would be a small project to smoke. When all was said and done we decided to go "whole hog" so to speak and fill the smoker with similar sized pieces. We had 6 pork chops, 4 lengths of cajun sausage, 4 split chicken breasts and 4 chicken thighs. They cooked up really well in an afternoon and taste delicious. I think our favorites are the sausage and chicken which stayed moist with a nice smokey flavor. I just put salt and pepper on the chops and I was disappointed in their taste which was kind of bland. They weren't as dry as I had expected though. I was amazed at the chicken breasts and how moist they were. I used some in a salad last night and the smoke flavor was definitely apparent. So all in all I'd say our first attempt was a success. Now we're looking forward to smoking bigger and better things.