Smoking Lettuce from Go to Show - Q/View

Discussion in 'Other' started by mr t 59874, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Smoking lettuce for a salad can add that extra wow factor.  Any part or all can be smoked.



    What's was used?  Lettuce, two gallon zip bag, steamer basket, hand held smoke generator and two apple

    pellets crushed.



    Lettuce on rack and in bag ready for smoke.



    Applying a 30 second burst of heavy white smoke.  After smoke is applied, zip bag closed and refrigerate

    for a minimum of 15 minutes. 



    Just a hint of smoke was desired for this tuna salad.  If a stronger smoke flavor is preferred, simply repeat smoking procedure.

    Tom
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013
  2. I always put it in the smoker. But this works great.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I might hook a hose on the Smoke Daddy pipe  and give it a whirl.   Interesting, thanks  Tom
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mr. T....that is cool!  Hmmm...something to test out one day!

    Kat
     
  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks David.

    Tom
    Give it a try and post some pics.  The things that can be smoked this way are limitless.

    Tom
    Thanks Kat. 

    Tom
     
  6. What can I say.  Another great idea Mr. T.  I never even considered the smoke gun.  THAT goes on the very short to do list.  Get the gun and start making some really taste salad.  I was actually considering finding some way to add smoke to a dressing without just adding bacon ( not that there is anything wrong with bacon ) so that it could still be vegetarian.  You solved 2 problems at once.  Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.  I just noticed I now have only 686 more of your posts to read. [​IMG]  ( Actually have already read a big chunk of 'em ).  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Don't know how much the gun cost but i already have a Smoke Daddy...i'm going to make a 1/2 connector w/ a hose attached and screw it on and guala!   I think it's a great idea...smokey salad![​IMG]
     
  8. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Danny,  If smoking products such as dressings or other blended liquids, you can smoke it as I did making butter from scratch.
    Let us know how it works.

    Tom
     
  9. Now this is something I have never seen before! very cool man.
     
  10. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    As you well know, this is the place for all to learn new and old techniques.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  11. Just seeing this lettuce, thanks to Danny sharing the link! That's incredible! Cheers! - Leah
     
  12. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Leah, give it a shot.  I can see this would work on many of your dishes.

    Tom
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks very nice!!!!!   will have to give it a shot maybe put some in the smoker when I do cheese, but may wilt??
     
  14. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It will work if you can keep the temps low long enough to get smoke on the lettuce.  This is one of the items that benefits mostly from short exposure to heavy smoke.

    Tom
     
  15. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know this is an old thread but I can't just leave without commending your ingenuosity. That is very cool.
     
  16. Oh man, smoked lettuce....tonights dinner is spaghetti and salad - Since I re-smoking some cheese for a short time, I threw in the sauce - then seen this - now i have some lettuce in for about 15 mins as well. Thanks Tom!
     
  17. Ok, I'll definitely be doing that again. 

    Smoked lettuce - was cold smoked for about 25 minutes, I had to shuffle it a bit about 1/2 way through, seems the smoker was on the fuller side. Once done, I made up the salad and put in the fridge till dinner, probably 4 hours or so.Very mild taste but wonderful addition to the salad. If you didn't know it was smoked you would keep telling yourself that there is something really good about this salad.

    Also made something called million dollar spaghetti so I also cold smoked the sauce for a few hours, turned out great with just enough smoke to know it was there.

    And, 2nd smoke on some cheese that didn't seem to pick up much smoke the first time around.


     
  18. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks and sounds good.  You will find that by chilling and or spritzing the lettuce with oil, the smoke will adhere better.  You will find unlimited things that can benefit with a cold smoke application.

    Tom
     

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