Almond Smoking Basket

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by bbqexaminer, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. I've been doing a lot of writing on cold smoking, and found that it improves the taste of almonds. I was in a factory outlet kitchen store over the weekend and spotted this colander for $10. It fits the Cookshack like a glove, with an eight-inch to spare. It allows more smoke than a pan and cleans up easily.
  2. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's AWESOME!! I have a Cookshack and tried almonds in an aluminum pan a few weeks ago. I have to admit, they came out good, but not as smokey as I'd hoped. I will have to look for something similar, or if you're interested in a trade send me a PM. I'm sure I can offer some good, unique things in return.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now I have never tried to smoke nuts but I do like the colander it could just make a good way to smoke some of the vegis and stuff like that.
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good idea! [​IMG]
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know what they say about the Mother of Invention... good improv.
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a great idea - I have been using an aluminum pan that I took a double tined fork to the bottom of to allow smoke to penetrate but this looks a whole lot easier - Thanks for sharing a great idea
  7. target

    target Fire Starter

    My wife hosted a tastefully simple party and got a grilling basket for hosting it. That basket fits into my MES perfectly and that is what I use for smoking almonds.
  8. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I've been using these cheap foil perforated pans I picked up at the grocery store. I have resued them for many an almond smoke and most recently to smoke chiles.
  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    John, Ma Dutch has that very same colander and I know she would have me by the short hairs if she even catches me THINKING about using it in the smoker. I use one of those perforated grill pans for smoking stuff like veggies and nuts.

    Those almonds look great btw. Now I know what to do with the 5 pounds of almonds that I have sitting at home.

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