February 2020


We smoked the Sweet potatoes first for our Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup recipe

Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup is wonderful on cold day!

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Let’s make Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle soup with our Smoked Sweet Potatoes!

You did it!  You stepped outside the norm and you smoked sweet potatoes.  Congratulations!  You now have a flavor level to a root vegetable that can only be achieved from wood smoke infusion.  Now, what do you make with this flavorful root vegetable?

Why not start with our easy, flavorful soup featuring a kick of spice to balance the creamy sweetness of the potatoes.  You’ll need about 5 medium sized sweet potatoes that have been smoked and tenderized.  You can visit our previous article on smoking sweet potatoes which includes directive on the gas grill as well as the charcoal grill application.

Get your smoked sweet potatoes to the kitchen as we start the makings of a great soup you’ll treasure any time of the year.

Fresh off the smoker our Sweet potatoes are ready for Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup

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Prep Time

When you smoke sweet potatoes with the skin on, you’ll find versatility for your recipes.  For our soup, simply peel the skin away and slice each potato in half lengthwise, then cut into cubes.  You’ll need about 2 lbs. total of cubed, smoked sweet potato which will be 4-5 whole smoked potatoes, dependent on the size.

Chop one medium white onion and preheat a tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan.  Add the chopped onion, some salt and fresh ground pepper and allow to cook until brown around the edges.

Sweeting down the onions and spices for the Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup

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Once the onions have begun to brown, it’s time to spice things up.  Start by adding 2 teaspoons of ground cumin and 2 garlic cloves that have been minced to the onion mixture.  Stir to combine.  Now add 7 cups of low sodium chicken broth and 1 chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce.  Allow these flavors to cook and marry for 15 minutes.

Blending to a Silky Finish

Whenever you make a smooth soup, you start with a softened main ingredient and then add a liquid base to it in stages.  That means start adding your cubes smoked sweet potatoes into the blender container until filled about ½ way.  Begin blending the potatoes.

Our Smoked Sweet potatoes in the blending ready to be liquified into Smokey Sweet potatoe and Chipotle Soup

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Add a ladle full of the broth mixture and begin processing again.  If you have a blender equipped with a lid that has a pour opening, you can simply ladle in additional liquid base to reach the desired consistency of the soup.  I like mine to be about the consistency of a smoothie but you can alter the finish thickness by simply adding chicken broth.  Do the pureeing process in batches, returning each batch to a soup pot for a final heating.  I’ve done my puree process in three batches.

Once the finished puree is reheated, you’re done!  The sweetness of the potatoes and the slight kick of the chile combine so well to produce a balanced, silky texture and flavor.  Once ladled into a serving bowl, add a touch of sour cream or cream fraiche for a final swirl of perfection.

We are adding the Creme Fraiche to our Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup

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Honestly, this is one soup that could be enjoyed cold as well as hot, it’s that delicious either way.  Smoked sweet potato and chipotle soup.  Surely a favorite to make during fall but a cold cellar storage will help you enjoy for the whole year!

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Dr. Smoke loves this Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle soup for a great treat

Dr. Smoke loves this Smokey Sweet Potato and Chipotle soup for a great treat

Marrying smoked Broccoli with flavors from India finished dish

Marrying smoked Broccoli with flavors from India finished dish

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So far, we’ve shown you how to cook and flavor broccoli on the gas grill using wood chunks and a direct method of cooking.  That is a very fast means of cooking and charring broccoli quickly and is convenient for most of us who own a gas grill.

My second method of cooking and wood flavoring broccoli is using a stove top smoker.  I enjoy using my Nordic Ware Kettle Stove Top Smoker as this is one little unit that packs a punch when it comes to infusing smoke flavoring.  Plus, using this process, I don’t have to babysit the smoker.  Just set it up on the stove, turn on the overhead stove vent, and come back in about 20 minutes and the broccoli will be tender and full of flavor.  That means, it’s ready for all your recipes.

Now that the broccoli is ready, I’m going to make an India-type curry using tomato, potato, onion and smoked broccoli.

Tasting Notes: I’ve only mentioned two methods of smoking the broccoli but note you can also do this on a portable grill, charcoal grill, traditional smoker and electric smoker.  You can also use a handheld food smoker if you don’t want complete penetration of the smoke vapor into the broccoli.  Note that the stove top and charcoal methods will provide the boldest smoke flavors.

A Tomato Sauce

the ingredients for our smoked broccoli with india spices

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The first thing to prepare for our curry dish is the tomato sauce that will flavor the dish along with the smoke flavors.  To start, I take two tomatoes – I’m using vine tomatoes – and dice them.  To the diced tomato, I add one teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon garam masala, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, ½ teaspoon chili powder, and ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper.  This mixture needs to be mashed down which you can either do with a food processor or food masher.  Be sure the mixture is smooth as this will be the sauce or gravy type quality to our dish.

I’ve elected to use a mini food processor for my tomato mixture.  This sauce mixture can be set aside until the other vegetables are ready.

Tasting Notes: Another ingredient that I like for this sauce is and Asian garlic-chili sauce.  If you elect to go with a tablespoon of so of this ingredient, eliminate the minced garlic clove and cayenne pepper.

Developing a Curry

To make the actual curry contents, you can use a skillet or a Dutch oven.  I’ll be using a Dutch oven as I prefer the ease of being able to heat up the cast-enamel which retains heat well.  Be sure you are comfortable with regulating the temperature setting on the Dutch oven if you chose to use this cookware as it does retain heat well.

Place one tablespoon of safflower or olive oil in your cookware and allow to heat.  Add one small chopped onion, two cloves of garlic which you’ve minced.  Allow these to sweat and tenderize.  Be sure you don’t burn the garlic so stir often.  To this add one medium size chopped potato.  You can decide if you want the skin on for extra nutritional value or peeled.  Stir these contents well and frequently, adjusting the heat of the Dutch oven if using this cookware (I went from a medium-high setting to a low setting by the time the potato had cooked for just a few minutes).   After tenderizing the potato for a few minutes, add one head of chopped smoked broccoli.

Now add in your tomato sauce mixture stirring well.  Here’s the important part of the dish – be sure you don’t allow the mixture to dry out.  Add water intermittently as needed to maintain moisture and convection.  For those who like wine flavor infusion, you can also add about ¼ cup of red wine of your choice.

mixing the spices

Tasting Notes: Don’t get hung up on the exact quantities of any given ingredient.  If you like spice, think about increasing the cayenne pepper or adding a garlic-chili paste to this.  You can also alter the type of chili powder used.  Use this recipe as a guide and make the end result your own.

A Beautiful Finish

Essentially you can have this dish cooked in 30 minutes following the 20 minutes smoking process of the broccoli.  However, I prefer to keep the pot on low and cook for a couple of hours to intensify the flavors.  Just be sure you add water as needed to keep everything moist and only in small quantities to prevent the vegetables from becoming mushy.

This is a vegan menu option but you can certainly alter the basic recipe to make this your own.  The nutritional value of these vegetables using very little oil makes it a healthy smoked alternative than traditional barbecue.

Now when you ask

Can you smoke broccoli?

 Absolutely! Whether grilled, charred or smoked, this awesome vegetable favorably responds to wood-fired cooking with a rich, smoke kissed, nutty-like flavor. It’s very easy and the results are mouth-watering!  While pleasing the palate, smoked broccoli is very good for you; it is loaded with an array of vitamins and nutrients that support healthy food choices.

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Chef Bert discussing with Tom how flavorful charring is to vegetables.

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Dr. Smoke- using our smoked Broccoli and adding flavors/spices from India provides a tasty twist

Dr. Smoke- using our smoked Broccoli and adding flavors/spices from India provides a tasty twist

Bocados de plátano ahumado acabado (combinando plátanos ahumados con chocolate y almendras trituradas)

Bocados de plátano ahumado acabado (combinando plátanos ahumados con chocolate y almendras trituradas)

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Bocados de plátano ahumado

Si se unió a nosotros para nuestra serie sobre el ahumar plátano, ahora es el momento de aprender lo que puede hacer con esta fruta sabrosa. Esta receta de bocados de plátano ahumado es un aperitivo perfecto, postre favorito de los niños, o aun un postre de fiesta. Necesita:

 

  • 6 onzas de chocolate semi dulce
  • 1/4 de taza de coco rallado, lo más fino, lo mejor
  • 4 onzas de almendras cortadas, trituradas
  • 2 cucharadas de mantequilla
  • 4-5 plátanos ahumados(ver nuestra serie anterior sobre este proceso si se loperdió)

 

También necesitará una cacerola para fundir el chocolate o un tazón seguro para microondas, palitos o algo similar para insertar en los segmentos de plátano, y una pequeña espátula de pastel para esparcir el chocolate. También mantendría a mano un poco de agua caliente encaso de que el chocolate se endurezca. Si es oocurre, simplemente agregue 1 cucharadita de agua caliente a la vez, mezclando bien, hasta que restaure la consistencia suave.

 

Preparando:

Es muy importante que prepare los otros ingredientes antes de derretirse el chocolate como quieras para evitar que el chocolate se endurezca. Tome sus 4 onzas de almendras cortadas y agréguelas a una bolsa. Puede utilizar un mazo de cocina o un rodillo, lo que es más fácil para usted. ¡Asegúrese de machacar las almendras – no hacer polvo de almendras ni harina! A continuación, prepare una bandeja de hoja con papel de cera y prepare sus palitos para juntar los bocados de plátano ahumado. Nombré esta receta por las pequeñas explosiones de sabor que ellos dan en solo un bocado.

 

Derretir el chocolate para bocados de plátano ahumado:

Una vez que los otros ingredientes están listos y su bandeja de hoja con papel de cera está lista, es la hora de derretir el chocolate semidulce. Puede hacer esto en unas pocas maneras. En una caldera doble, que es el método preferido, en una cacerola a baja temperatura, o en un microondas. Su elección-sólo asegúrese de obtener una consistencia que no es demasiado delgada ni gruesa por lo que el plátano se recubrirá fácilmente. Agrego 2 cucharadas de mantequilla al chocolate para producir un resultado brillante. Derretir hasta que quede suave teniendo cuidado de no ir más allá de esa etapa, pues el chocolate se endurecerá. Si va demasiado lejos, simplemente agrega 1 cucharadita de agua caliente a la mezcla para recuperarla.

 

 Ensamblando de los bocados:

¡Con el chocolate derretido ahora estamos listos para el montaje de nuestros bocados de plátano ahumado! Tomando su palito, inserte en el centro de un segmento de plátano. Recuerda, había cortado mis plátanos en segmentos de 2 pulgadas cuando hice el proceso de ahumar. Ahora mojarse en el chocolate y comienza a difundir en una capa uniforme usando una pequeña espátula de pastel. Sólo tiene que conseguir la parte superior y los lados recubiertos para que puedan rodar en los siguientes dos ingredientes.Una vez más, si su chocolate debe endurecerse, simplemente agregue 1 cucharadita de agua caliente para traerlo de vuelta.

 

Con nuestro segmento de plátano cubierto en chocolate, ahora estamos listos para “el rollo”. Primero coloca un poco de almendra triturada en un pedazo de papel de cera. A continuación, enrollar el plátano cubierto de chocolate en las almendras teniendo cuidado de n opresionar hacia abajo.Sólo deja que las almendras se peguen por su cuenta.A continuación, el coco rallado.Usted puede poner el coco en una hoja de cera, así o dejar en un recipiente pequeño que puede acomodar el tamaño de su plátano.Deje que el coco llene todos los espacios entre las almendras y luego se acoste en una bandeja cubierta con papel de cera. Estos tendrán que endurecerse un poco en el refrigerador.

Esta fácil pero deliciosa receta combina bocados de plátanos ahumados con chocolate y almendras trituradas

Esta fácil pero deliciosa receta combina bocados de plátanos ahumados con chocolate y almendras trituradas

El final sabroso:

Pues ¡el final! Después del ahumado nuestros plátanos usando astillas de madera Minuto de SmokinLicious®, les dimos un baño en delicioso chocolate negro. A continuación, el rollo – en almendra triturada y coco rallado – 2 maridajes de sabor fantástico para el plátano. Luego, a la bandeja cubierta con papel de cera para configurar todo en el refrigerador. Sólo necesitas unos 45 minutos y luego están listos para una fiesta, o para un aperitivo o ese gran postre. Da su propio toque a esta receta, cambiando el chocolate negro por el blanco, las almendras por el pistacho o los piñones. Usa tintes pastel para el coco o el chocolate blanco para un gran postre de Pascua, tintes verdes y rojos para Navidad, y azul para Janucá. Haz que esta gran receta sea suya. Incluso puede hacer plátanos enteros, configurarlos y luego cortarlos en rodajas y colocarles encima de helado o pastel de libra con un poco de crema fresca.

 

El equipo culinario quiere que usted sepa …

… que se puede añadir un buen toque ahumado a casi cualquier fruta fácilmente mediante el uso de cualquier dispositivo de ahumar alimentos de mano. Hemos descubierto que las frutas con una consistencia más densa y semi porosa como los plátanos, duraznos o fresas funcionan muy bien al aceptar vapor de humo de madera y conservar un sabor excelente ahumado. ¡Adelante y dales a sus postres navideños favoritos a base de frutas un toque de riqueza ahumada! ¡No se decepcionará!

Dr. Smoke- "¡Pruebe nuestra bocados de plátano ahumado sabrosos!"

Dr. Smoke- “¡Pruebe nuestra bocados de plátano ahumado sabrosos!”

Para mas lecturas, pruebe nuestra crostini con espárrago ahumado

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Our Hearts of pleasure are filled with great Smoked chocolate! You or your favorite person must try Smoked Chocolate!

Our Hearts of pleasure are filled with great Smoked chocolate! You or your favorite person must try Smoked Chocolate!

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Sometimes you need a special dessert or treat for that occasion that you want to express your love or appreciation.  An anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or even as a thank you gesture.  I have the perfect treat that is simple to make and allows you to customize the ingredients to fit the preferences of the recipient.  I’ll give you my version of the Heart Puffs of Pleasure but know too, you can change the shape of this treat to any cookie cutter shape you find adorable to use.  It all starts with adding a bit of smoky flavor to some of the filling ingredients so let’s start there.

DIY Stove Top Smoker

I’m using my DIY stove top smoker technique which uses a standard stock pot and a round roasting rack for the smoking.  You can visit our previous posting on this technique on our Tips & Techniques Blog.

Our stove top smoker is a simple stock pot with wood chips in the bottom and rack on top

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I placed Sugar Maple Minuto® Wood Chips in the base and will smoke 2 of my filling ingredients: milk and dark chocolate and peanut and cashew pieces.  I’m also including shredded coconut in my filling but I’ll just do a light toasting of this in the oven.

Before smoking, I break up the large chocolate bars to allow for easier smoke infusion and place in heat tolerant containers.  The nuts will be smoked first since I’m using a hot smoking technique for them, then I’ll remove the pot from the heat and put the chocolate pieces in to infuse with the remaining smoke vapor.  It’s important that you quickly remove the nut container and reseal the pot in order to keep the smoke vapor generating.  If needed, keep the pot on the burner for a few minutes after the nuts have been removed.  Then take off the heat, allow the pot to cool slightly, then add the chocolate pieces container.

Tasting Notes: Although you can select any ingredients you want for your stuffed puff pastry design, be sure you understand which ingredients are appropriate for hot smoking and which would require cold smoke application.  Remember, items that traditionally melt with heat will melt from any temperature above 80°F.

Cookie Cutter for Easy Design

our heart shaped cookie cutters, you can do any design

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Here’s the fun part of this treat!  Selecting the design shapes you want to encase your great fillings in.  I’ve decided to do heart shapes in two sizes: a 4-inch and 3-inch heart using cookie cutters.

Using store bought puff pastry sheets, I thaw according to the package directions and then lay one sheet out on a board.  I place my cookie cutters on the pastry sheet spacing accordingly so I end up with four hearts per sheet.  Remember, you will need a top and bottom pastry heart for each treat.  I’m using a total of four pastry sheets which will provide me with three large finished hearts and six smaller.  Simply cutout the heart shapes and place on a parchment lined sheet pan.  Keep the pastry cold until you are ready to fill them, with a damp cloth placed over the hearts to keep the pastry from drying out.

 

all the goodies inside, smoked chocolate and nuts!

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Ready to Fill!

With our filling choices smoked, it’s time to start assembling the pastry hearts.  Start by placing three pieces of smoked chocolate on a pastry heart followed by the other fillings.  In my case, that’s a spoonful of smoked nut pieces and toasted coconut.  Place a second pastry heart over the first and pinch the edges together.  I secure the edges in place by using the tines of a small fork which also adds a decorative edge.  Then egg wash your finished pastry heart.  Continue with the other pastry cutouts until complete, noting that the smaller hearts will take just two pieces of smoked chocolate.  Do not allow the fillings to go to the pastry edges.

Once all the puff pastry hearts as filled, sealed, and egg washed, it’s time to place the prepared sheet pans into a 375°F oven.  These will take between 15-18 minutes to become golden brown and “puffed”.  It’s important that you check the bottom of the pastry hearts to ensure they are golden as well so there are no raw dough segments.  Once baked, remove from the oven and place on cooling racks.  These must be cooled completely through before attempting to ice.

 Dessert Means Icing

While the pastry hearts are baking, you can make icing to drizzle over the tops.  Be sure you cool the hearts completely before icing otherwise you’ll end up with a thin, melted icing.

To make the icing, combine powdered sugar with milk or cream.  I take about 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar to 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and mix well.  I like a consistency that is the thickness of gravy so I can control the drizzle on my finished pastry.

For coloring, I like to use gel food colorings which require much less coloring and have a greater variety of colors available.  I decided to use violet, pink, and red though my red was more of a deep pink as I used such a small amount.  When the pastry is completely cool, I use a spoon to drizzle the colored icing over the top of each heart.  Allow to dry for about 10 minutes and you’re ready to serve.

finished stuffed pastry will icing added

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Here’s the best part about our puff pastry hearts.  They can hold any fillings you can think of.  Whether sweet, savory, spicy or other, you can make these with all types of ingredients.  And the pastry can be cut into any shape and size. Consider the person you’re making them for, the special event or occasion, and then have fun customizing them.   Even with the stove top smoking components, these can easily be made in under two hours.  Try our technique and create a truly unique and flavorful result that will be appreciated by the recipient!

Chef Bert teaching Tom how to make smoked chocolate dessert.

“Smoked chocolate”- I can have that everyday!

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Dr. Smoke- I Love the taste of Smoked Chocolate! Try these puff pleasures for your favorite person or just for yourself!

 

Our Delicious Smoked Grape Flatbread with Brie and a little fresh Rosemary

Our Delicious Smoked Grape Flatbread with Brie and a little fresh Rosemary

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Smoked Grape Flatbread-  Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of Concord Grapes, this recipe completely changes the flavor of this variety of grape to produce a very pleasing outcome.  I’ve gone to my own personal grapevines and selected grapes at their peak for a flatbread recipe that is super easy and scrumptious.  It all starts with the grapes so go to your own vines, a neighbor’s, a farmer’s market or fresh market, and pick up a quart or two to bring to the grill for wood flavor infusion to make the ultimate in flatbread.  Remember, any grape you find will work for this recipe, so go ahead and pick your favorite.

Grape Prep & Wood Infusion

The first steps to our recipe are related to the grapes.  I’ve visited my grapevines and selected grapes that our deep purple and firm.  Bringing them to the kitchen, I remove them from the vine, ensuring all stems are out, rinse under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.  I’ve started my grill by lighting only one burner.  To that side, I’ve prepared a metal smoker box with wood chunks.  My grill needs to heat up to 250-275°F.  While it’s heating, I prepare a sheet pan with a single layer of clean grapes.  Then we’re ready to add wood flavor.

Two zone cooking on a grill or smoker is the easiest since the temperature will remain steady and you won’t need to constantly watch the grill.  After achieving a 250°F temperature, I place the sheet pan of prepared grapes on the unlit side of the grates.  The smoker box of chunks should be releasing a consistent smoke at this stage. Put the lid down and allow the grapes to infuse for about 20 minutes.  I then return to the grill and rotate the pan, lid down again, and allow to smoke for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Tasting Notes: There is no rule regarding the type of wood you should use for the smoking.  Just be sure it is only hardwood and not a completely dried out piece of wood or you’ll find it will burn up almost immediately.  Remember, you want smoke not flames from the wood.  Positioning as close to the burner as you can get is best for the placement of the smoker box.

Dough Time

With the grapes smoking on the grill, I’m going to starting the dough for the flatbread.

Taking 2 cups of unbleached bread flour, I add it to a stand mixer bowl with a ½ teaspoon of kosher salt, whisking together.  In a measuring cup, I place 1 cup of warm water that is between 110-115°F.  I sprinkle into the water 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast and wait 5 minutes for it to bloom.  Fitting my stand mixer with a dough hook, I start the mixer on low speed and gradually add in the bloomed water/yeast mixture from the measuring cup.  Turning up the speed on the mixer, I continue to knead the dough until it begins to ride up the dough hook, pulling away from sides of the bowl.

Taking a large bowl, I add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the bottom and place some bread flour on a clean work surface to roll the dough out.

Removing the flatbread dough from the mixer bowl, I place the dough on the floured surface and begin to hand knead the dough into a ball.  I place the ball of dough into the oiled bowl, rolling the dough in the oil and up the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is nonstick.  Place the dough in the bottom of the oiled bowl, cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise until double in size which will take about an hour.  Once risen, prepare a sheet pan with two tablespoons of oil, coating the pan’s surface with the oil using your fingers.  The oil will ensure the bottom of the flatbread crisps while cooking.

Simple Fresh Ingredients

Punch the dough down and place on the oiled sheet pan, stretching the dough out on the pan until it almost touches the sides.  Time for the fresh ingredients.  Start by slicing then tearing into pieces Brie cheese, placing over the top of the flatbread dough.  Sprinkle with fresh rosemary leaves.  Press the smoked grapes into the dough’s surface until all three ingredients cover most every spot of the dough.  Cover the dough with a cloth and allow the flatbread to rise a second time for another 20 minutes.  Then bake at 400°F until the cheese is bubbly and the bread surface is golden brown.  Remember, the grill works great for the flatbread cooking as well and for additional wood-fired flavor, use wood chunks at this stage as well.

Tasting Notes: Feel free to use other seasonal fruits and even vegetables from the wood-fired grill for this recipe.  Swap out the herb and cheese based on the main ingredient and you’ll have a versatile recipe for any seasonal food.

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Dr. Smoke- Awesome Smoked Grape Flatbread with Brie!

Dr. Smoke- Awesome Smoked Grape Flatbread with Brie!