I'm really looking to incorporate some of my more favorite flavors into my smoking. I'm a huge fan of red curry/coconut sauces, standard curry sauces, and foods that have traditional Indian spices like Garam Masala as I've always enjoyed those flavor profiles of cinnamon and whatnot in foods.
I'm trying to think of ways I can incorporate curry and garam masala spices into my smoked foods, or curry sauces. I have ideas like pulled pork with a thai coconut sauce in mind, or making a fatty with Indian flavors, but i'm kind of drawing a blank on exactly what ingredients to use as i'm not very creative in the kitchen. I know Indian/Thai foods can be pretty polarizing (no one in my family likes the taste of cinnamon in non-dessert food, for instance), but I'm hoping some of you out there like these same kinds of flavors and might have some recipes in mind?
Since I'm asking for recipes, I might as well share my (currently) favorite Middle Eastern-inspired recipe that I found on the internet so far. I like using a very mild wood with this as something too strong doesn't really blend well with the flavors. These burgers are ridiculously delicious if you like these kinds of flavor profiles.
Makes 4 turkey burgers:
Mix ingredients, refrigerate for about 2 hours, shape into burgers, smoke. I like throwing them on a hot skilled to brown at the end, and then serve on a bun w/ mayo and a big bunch of cilantro on top.
Truly one of the best burgers I've ever had, even over a beef burger (and I usually HATE turkey/chicken burgers because they're so dry/bland).
Edited by elohel - 6/1/13 at 10:45am