You can definitely color outside of the lines if you want to and these non-traditional smoked Christmas recipes will help you do just that!
Here’s some of my favorite non-traditional smoked Christmas recipes that work amazingly well for the big holiday meal!
Citrus Rosemary Cornish Hens
Smoked cornish hens are delicious and the perfect-sized chicken but to make them even better, these are marinated in citrus juices, olive oil and rosemary.
Coffee Brined Baby Back Ribs
This recipe uses a coffee brine to give the ribs some added dimension and even goes so far as to introduce some coffee grounds into the rub to bring some cohesiveness to the flavors.
Cherry Smoked Salmon
In this smoked salmon recipe, we are using a dry brine with brown sugar and kosher salt and smoking the salmon with cherry wood to a perfect finish.
Espresso Brined Tri-tip
In this tri-tip, I used an espresso brine that incorporates coffee as well as a touch of cocoa to really make that delicious beef flavor pop. The salt in the brine, as with all brines, helps to bring out the natural flavors…
Smoked Lamb Chops
Smoked lamb chops are better than steak! So tender and juicy with flavor that will blow your socks off. Sear them when they finish for best results. Here’s how!
The “Wooster” Brisket
The wooster smoked brisket is cooked fat cap down in a pan and doused with wooster sauce during the cooking process giving you the most juicy, tender and flavorful brisket in the world.
Butterflied Pork Butts
In this recipe, we’ll be looking at creating a butterflied pork butt i.e. a butterflied pork shoulder. I often remove the bone from pork butts before smoking them and sometimes..
Smoked Beef Dino Ribs
These are just loaded with flavor and there was a ton of fat marbling within the meat so I kept the preparation real simple. I trimmed off most of the surface fat on top and then used..
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