Imagine, you have had a wonderful day of fishing and you take some fish home. Then it is fun to pan-fry a self-caught fish, but what is even more fun is smoking your fish yourself. It is very easy and very tasty. You can smoke trout, zander, catfish or sea bass. If you are not into fish, you can of course also even use a nice piece of meat or poultry.
When you search online for a smoker, you will find a wide range of possibilities. There are tabletop smokers, electric smokers, smoke kettles but also complete smoke houses for the catering industry. Most people prefer to choose a tabletop model. These are ideal for use in the garden or on the balcony, or to take with you on holiday for example. So, you can smoke your fish or piece of meat anywhere you want. A product that comes in very handy is a fillet knife. This knife is specially designed to fillet and portion your fish. It’s also handy to use a cutlery set with it.
In addition to buying a smoker, you need kindling for smoking. This can easily be ordered online. Make sure that the kindling is certified and does not contain any harmful substances. Burn the kindling thoroughly and then add the smoke wood. There are different kinds of wood to use, each with its own taste. One wood is more suitable for fish and the other for meat. When the fish has dried well, the smoke dust is added. Just like wood, this gives a special aroma to the fish or meat. With wood dust, the fire is dampened but not extinguished. It will smoke extra well, and that is exactly what it is supposed to do. A tabletop smoker is safe, easy to clean and gives a perfect result. Smoking trout takes about 30 minutes.