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?

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Smoky peaches wood fired is a great way to enhance this fruit. Add as an ingredient in soup for a special flavor touch especially on a hot summer day.

Smoky peaches wood fired is a great way to enhance this fruit. Add as an ingredient in soup for a special flavor touch especially on a hot summer day.

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One of the easiest techniques to do with fruit on a gas or charcoal grill is wood firing peaches. Take advantage of the season with this fruit by bringing different flavors and textures for great recipe. Why not start with my recipe for a summer gazpacho that will cool you off during the hot season. It’s time to take advantage of the summer harvest with fresh peaches and yellow tomatoes for fabulous summer cuisine

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Our Smoked Bone Broth starts with Great Beef bones trimmed on the gas grill

Our Smoked Bone Broth starts with Great Beef bones trimmed on the gas grill

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Summary:

Smoked beef bones by using cooking wood chunks over the grill heat shields or gas grill diffusers are easy! The smoke flavor and slow simmer root vegetables are building flavor profiles for this unique smoked bone broth recipe. Simmering food with aromatic vegetables sometimes lacks taste that smoking wood chunks add. Read how easy it is!

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Our Smoked Okra Soup rich and flavorful pieces in a wonderful tomato base broth!

Our Smoky Okra Soup rich and flavorful pieces in a wonderful tomato based broth!

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Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to check out my smoked okra technique so you’ll be ready to take on this recipe for Wood Fired Okra Soup. This is incredibly easy to prepare soup recipe that has a total of 12 common ingredients which includes our super smoked fresh okra.

For those who may never have eaten okra, this is a great first recipe to give it a try. Okra is considered a warm-season vegetable but you can find imported varieties available so you can enjoy during colder months as well. Okra is rich is fiber, Vitamin K and folate, as well as being considered an anti-cancer fighting food.

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Our Charred Broccoli soup ingredients, in the pot and finished soup

Our Charred Broccoli soup ingredients, in the pot and finished soup

CHARRED BROCCOLI SOUP WITH GRILLED BROCCOLI FLORETS

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Known as the mini tree, broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family that includes cabbage, Brussels sprout, cauliflower, and kale to name a few. Broccoli is low in calories and packed with nutritional value including Vitamin K, C, folate, and potassium.

Although popular as a steamed or stir-fry vegetable, one of the great things when grilling broccoli is it doesn’t lose any nutritional value and you gain great flavor.

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Wood Fired Lobster Tails with Ash Minuto® smoker wood chips on the Plancha stove-top grill

Wood fired Lobster Tails with Ash Minuto® smoker wood chips on the Plancha stove-top grill

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When the temperatures go down and you simply can’t stand the thought of firing up the grill, but you crave something smoked, think plancha. This is a great method of bringing wood fired flavor to foods using the heat from your gas, electric, conduction, or infrared stove top.

I’m going to add a unique flavor to traditional chili by cooking lobster tail meat on the plancha using Ash Minuto® Wood Chips. This will give not only great sear to the lobster meat but a true smoked flavor.

Get ready as we give the SmokinLicious® take on Wood Fired Lobster Tails Chili.

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One Taste Will Make You a SMOKED SQUASH & KALE SOUP Believer

One Taste Will Make You a SMOKED SQUASH & KALE SOUP Believer

SMOKED SQUASH & KALE SOUP

If you joined our SmokinLicious® Instagram series on stove top smoking of butternut squash, then it’s time to take your wonderful smoke-infused butternut squash to the next level and make a fabulous soup just in time for the holidays and cold season. Smoked Butternut Squash with Baby Kale Soup. This recipe will serve 4-6. Gather the following ingredients:

Smoked Squash & Kale Soup- Ingredients:

  • 1 medium smoked butternut squash that was smoked in ½” slices
  • 1 cup of baby kale with stems and membranes removed, washed and dried
  • ¼ cup sour cream or crème Fraiche (I prefer the crème Fraiche for extra smooth texture in soups)
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 1 cup broth (you can use chicken or vegetable but water is fine too)
  • 1 medium white onion, diced

Keep in mind, you can keep this vegan but omitting the bacon and cream. For equipment, you will need a food processor or blender, cutting board, chef’s knife, frying pan for the bacon, and soup pot.

 

Smoked Squash & Kale Soup- Cooking Process:

Bacon Adds That Special Flavor Touch

Bacon Adds That Special Flavor Touch-Dr Smoke

To start, place a frying pan over medium-high heat and allow to heat completely as this will ensure crisp bacon. Add the 6 strips of bacon and cook until well done about 6-8 minutes. You will want to flip the bacon after the first 3-4 minutes. Take the cooked bacon from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove the excess drippings. Reduce the heat under the frying pan to medium keeping the fat renderings from the bacon. To the bacon drippings, add the diced white onion. Cook until slightly translucent.

 

 

Processing Ingredients:

Smoked Butternut Squash- Yum, Yum Yummy!

Smoked Butternut Squash- Yum, Yum Yummy!- Dr. Smoke

While the onion is cooking, place the previously smoked butternut squash slices into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Don’t worry if you don’t get all the lumps out as this will be processed a second time. Add this mixture to the cooked onion and combine. After 3 minutes, reduce the heat to low and add the ¼ cup of sour cream or crème Fraiche, mixing in well to ensure creaminess throughout.

While the onion, squash, cream mixture is simmering on low heat, add 1 cup of baby kale leaves to the food processor and pulse until reduced to fine particles. Add the chopped kale to the squash mixture and combine well. Then remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool slightly. While the mixture is cooling, chop four slices of the crisped bacon into small pieces. Add to the squash mixture and combine well.

 

A Velvet Smooth Finish:

Blend to a Smooth Velvety Texture

Blend to a Smooth Velvety Texture- Dr. Smoke

Add the slightly cooled smoked squash mixture to a blender or food processor, and start the machine on a low setting. As the mixture is pureed, slowly add 1 cup of broth to thin out the puree. You may use water if you prefer. You may add additional broth until the consistency is at your preferred level but 1 cup should be about the mark. I like this particular soup to coat a spoon which means it will coat my insides! Take your reduced smoked squash mixture and pour into a soup pot and place on a low setting for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

 

The Finish:

Finished Squash Soup Topped with Crispy Bacon

Oh My Gosh! Unbelievably Tasty!- Dr. Smoke

Now, ladle this silky, smooth soup into serving bowls and place a small amount of the chopped bacon from the remaining two slices to each serving bowl. As you put this luscious soup into your mouth, your palate will pick up the subtle sweetness of the cinnamon and light smokiness from the stove top smoking process, while the silkiness of the cream provides a balance to the heartiness of the bacon. This is a great way to use seasonal squash and keep those of us in the cold portion of the world warm this winter. Bon Appetito with our SMOKED SQUASH & KALE SOUP Recipe!

 

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