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Smoked Broccoli

post #1 of 16
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OK.... people seemed to like the marinated corn on the cob. Here is my second favorite veggie to smoke - Broccoli.

Cut just the dried up end off of the broccoli and de-leaf it.
Cut the entire head of brocolli into quarters (ish) LENGTHWISE, make sure each chunk has some stem to hold it together.
Put all the chunks into a large bowl with plenty of "tossing" room.
Sprinkle liberaly with EVOO, mince 8 or so cloves of fresh galic.
I then sprinkle the garlic onto the brocolli with kosher salt and CPB to taste. (works best to sprinkel a little salt and pepper, toss well, then sprinkel a little more).
Place in smoker for 15-30 minutes depending on temp. and how much smoke flavor you want.

I go for a kind of aldente effect. Soft and flexible with a hint of crunch in the middle. You can also do this on a grill, but you have to realy keep an eye on them or the brocolli tops will burn.
post #2 of 16
Thanks for sharing the tip. Will have to give this a try.
Mmmm....Use this and make a smoked broccoli cheese soup...
post #3 of 16
Sounds good!! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I'll give it a try! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 16
been doing it on grills for years .. truly easy and delishious!



SNL in the early 90's

love it!

post #5 of 16
Soup sounds great.
post #6 of 16
My kids and I love broccoli. Smoking it might even convince hubby to eat it without compaining. icon_lol.gif
post #7 of 16
Oh yeah! Ever try Broccolli Beef soup? Wow, it's good.....
post #8 of 16
That sound great smoked broccolli. hhmmm yummo
post #9 of 16
Newbie member, newbie question ...

What is "CPB"??

Did/tried to do a search before asking ... No joy ... Sorry if it's obvious to the rest of the world ...

post #10 of 16

I am thinking he mean CBP (cracked black pepper)

post #11 of 16

Thanks, RdKnB ... makes perfect sense ... that IS a mighty fine dish, I might add ... a MIGHTY fine dish ...




post #12 of 16

looks great.....gonna give this a shot!

post #13 of 16

Thank You... this place hold all the answers           :points:

post #14 of 16

Thanks for the great post.  I enjoy smoking veggies.  Spaghetti squash is awesome smoked.


I tried this for an Xmas veggie.  ( I had a backup in case of fail. )


Overall I liked the taste and will try again but thought I would share lessons learned for other newbies (I have only been smoking about 1 year.)


I set my Treagar to 270 degrees using Hickory pellets (The good 100% pellets.... Not the Treagar crap.)


My Brocholli was not done in 30 min so I increased the temperature 2 clicks (Probably around 350) to finish in time for the rest of the food.  (I had 2 ovens and another grill cooking the really good stuff so timing was important.)


It finished in about 10 min (40 min total) and had a great texture.  I enjoyed both the marinade and the smoke taste but the smoke taste was stronger than I was shooting for.


My lessons learned are:

 1) Cook at around 325 degrees F. instead of 270. It probably smoked too long.

 2) Consider using a less harsh wood.  (Cherry?)


I am "all-ears" looking for feedback or advice for the next time I give this a try.

post #15 of 16
I love the broccoli idea.

I also like the spaghetti squash idea!

My smoker is going to wear out with all of you people's great ideas!

Tabbed in.
post #16 of 16

Just pulled the Smoked Broccoli off for Wifey.  She likes her vegetables crunchy, so I only smoked 30 minutes. Have to say, broccoli is definitely not my favorite vegetable. 


She coated it with the above recipe, oil. pepper, garlic, and salt.  I smoked it with a little pecan at 225 for 30 min in my Smoke-it electric smoker.


Have to say, I can easily stand this, actually pretty darn good.  Will be doing this again.


Thanks for sharing.

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