Smoked Pigs on the Beach – Shrimp & Sausage

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The subtle flavor of smoked shrimp combined with the rich flavor of the smoked sausage comes together with a huge flavor burst in your mouth with this wonderful duet of an appetizer. I asked my Facebook fans to help me name this appetizer and while we had more than 800 suggestions, I could only pick one of them. The winning name for this smoked shrimp wrapped around a sausage round is... … [Read more...]

Shrimp & Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños

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I have written on several occasions about these glorious smoked, bacon wrapped, cream cheese stuffed jalapeños (known in the smoking community as Atomic Buffalo Turds or ABT's for short). Well.. this week I have taken that same concept and added a jumbo shrimp into the jalapeño pepper just before stuffing it with cheese and they are amazing. Quite easy to prepare and it doesn't take them long … [Read more...]

Smoked Pulled Pork Stuffed Mushrooms

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I happen to love smoked mushrooms but I do realize that not everyone is as big of a fan of these as I am. For this reason, I am going to show you how to make a couple of fillings for the smoked mushrooms, but know that they will work just as well stuffed into small sweet peppers, jalapeños sliced in half, stuffed then wrapped in bacon, or even as a chip dip (think Fritos® Scoops). I do suggest … [Read more...]

Miniature Smoked Bacon Wrapped Fatty

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The smoked bacon wrapped fatty has been around for a while and it is probably one of the best smoking recipes around. For those not in the know, a smoked bacon wrapped fatty is simply a pound of sausage, rolled out flat, stuffed with cheese, veggies, other meats, whatever the mind can think up, and then wrapped in a blanket of bacon that has been weaved together carefully. It is then smoked for … [Read more...]

Smoked Chicken Cherry Bombs

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Super Bowl parties are the perfect time to bring out the appetizers and these smoked chicken cherry bombs and other smoked super bowl snacks will be the perfect way to celebrate as you cheer your team to victory with your family and friends. I have also included some links to favorite recipes for smoked wings, pulled pork hot dogs, smoked chicken cherry bombs and of course no appetizer or snack … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon Candy

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This smoked salmon candy also called "indian candy" was, at one time, a staple food while traveling away from home where cooking was difficult or near impossible. Nowadays, it is just a great, slightly sweet, and sometimes savory, high protein snack. I don't make this treat often but when I do it doesn't last very long. Even the folks who say they don't care for it, find themselves nibbling … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make Smoked Armadillo Eggs

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One of my all-time favorite appetizers is the smoked armadillo eggs and I am going to show you how to do them in 3 different ways. Perfect for serving while you're waiting on the ribs, brisket, or pork shoulder to get done and folks will go nuts when they bite into it and realize that the inside is hot and creamy and oozes out with every bite. These are usually served as appetizers … [Read more...]

More Smoked Appetizers & Finger Foods

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 I get a lot of requests for smoked appetizers and finger foods to serve at parties or just as a snack while your guests wait on the main attractions. Well, I've been working on a few of my own and searching all over for others that I can try and I am prepared to show you some of them in this newsletter. I love appetizers.. maybe as much as any other part of the meal and one of my … [Read more...]

Smoked Eggs

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Did you know that you can easily make smoked eggs in your home smoker? Yes you can and to me, the smoked flavor really sets them off. I am not one to eat boiled eggs however, with the smoky flavor on these, I will sit down and eat several. They can also be made into deviled eggs, egg salad etc. and the smoke really compliments the recipe. The first thing you want to do is … [Read more...]

Smoked Corned Beef Rollups

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 Smoked corn beef rollups are a great way to use up leftover corned beef. I have been known to smoke a corned beef brisket just for the sole purpose of making a batch of these rollups or pinwheels as some folks call them. That little jar in the center of the rollups is my very own concoction using my barbecue sauce and the recipe is as follows: Jeff's Spicy Mustard … [Read more...]