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Mushrooms can be a brilliant addition to any meal, with their earth and unique flavor really bringing out the best in any dish.
Better yet, they’re a really healthy vegetable, packed with nutrients that your body needs to function everyday.
There are various different ways that you can cook your mushrooms, each with their own benefits, but can you smoke mushrooms?
The short answer is yes, you can smoke mushrooms!
If you love to smoke lots of your food, giving it a distinct smoky edge that you just don’t get from regular cooking, then you can add mushrooms to the list of things to smoke.
However, the way that you smoke the mushrooms can change depending on your utilities, and it’s worth noting that the best way to smoke mushrooms is with your pellet smoker.
But how do you smoke mushrooms? And how can you smoke them with a pellet smoker?
We’ve got all the answers for you! In our guide below, we’re going to explain all about smoking mushrooms, with detailed instructions on how to do it with either a pellet smoker and a stovetop. Read on!
Can You Smoke Mushrooms?
First things first, you can smoke mushrooms.
In fact, smoking mushrooms might be one of the best ways to experience this healthy vegetable, because it gives you a unique added flavor that you won’t get with any other cooking technique.
When it comes to smoking mushrooms, there are two different ways that you can do it.
The first and most popular method is by using your grill or smoker, though the other method allows you to use your stovetop.
This second method is especially useful because not everyone will have a grill or a smoker, but most people will have a stovetop.
Whichever way you pick, you’ll find that the methods are different.
How To Smoke Mushrooms With A Pellet Grill
To begin with, we’re going to walk you through the process of smoking mushrooms with the use of a pellet grill.
If you don’t know, a pellet grill is a special outdoor grill that uses wood pellets as its fuel.
As a result, it gives your food an added unique and distinct wood-fired taste, and you can get wood pellets in all different sorts of “flavors” so that your food can get an even greater range of tastes added to it.
Since you can get different wood pellet flavors, you might want to browse the flavors on offer and find one that you’re going to love when combined with the earthy taste of a mushroom.
This way, not only will your mushrooms have an added smokiness, but an extra chosen flavor too!
Of course, we’re not just going to be smoking the mushrooms, but adding a variety of other ingredients to really bring out their best flavor.
- 4 cups of cleaned mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic granules
- 1 tablespoon of canola oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
Step One: Combining The Ingredients
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients ready and prepared (make sure the mushrooms are cleaned!), you need to add them all into a mixing bowl and combine them.
Step Two: Beginning The Smoking
After that, get your pellet smoker and set its temperature to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
When that’s done, add the mushrooms (which are combined with all of the other ingredients) onto the grill directly.
Step Three: Waiting
Leave the mushrooms on the pellet smoker’s grill like that for 30 minutes.
Step Four: Increasing The Heat And Finishing
Once that time has passed, increase the grill’s heat a little for the final 15 minutes.
Step Five: Serving
And that’s it! Your mushrooms should be smoked, which will give them a great smoky touch, alongside the flavor that the wood pellets and all the other ingredients add.
How To Smoke Mushrooms With A Stovetop
On the other hand, you might not have a grill or a smoker. Not to worry! You can smoke your mushrooms with your stovetop.
Better yet, it’s a much quicker method than the one we just covered!
Better yet, this method still gives you the wood flavors that using the pellet smoke can, because you can add flavored wood chips into your stovetop pan.
- Flavored wood chips (you decide the flavor! Examples include apple, cherry, and almond)
- Olive oil
- Medium-sized pot AND a lid that fits tightly
- Strainer basket (needs to fit inside the pot)
Step One: Preparing The Pot
To begin with, get a double layer of foil and lay it on the bottom of your medium-sized pot.
Step Two: Adding Wood Chips
Next come the wood chips. It doesn’t matter what flavor you get, but get one that you like and you think will really add to the smoky mushroom flavor.
Based on how many mushrooms you have, use ¼ or ⅛ of a cup of chips. Pour them onto the foil at the bottom of the pot.
After that, put the steamer basket over the wood chips, resting it in the pot.
Step Three: Mushrooms And Extra Ingredients
Next up, put your mushrooms in a bowl and add salt and pepper to them. Add olive oil too. Toss the mushrooms with all of these ingredients, mixing them all together.
Step Four: Smoking Your Mushrooms
Put your mushrooms into the steamer basket and place the pot on the stove, then turn it on to a medium-high heat.
You’ll see smoke after about five minutes. When this happens, cover the pot and lower the heat to a medium level.
Keep smoking them for about 5 more minutes. Give them a taste (careful, they’re hot!) and add more time if their taste isn’t quite there yet.
Smoking your mushrooms gives them an added unique smoky flavor, and doing it with flavored wood pellets/chips adds further tastes on top of that.
So, grab yourTraeger or Pit Boss smoker and get ready. Yoder and Z Grills smokers are popular brands too.
Whichever method you use, the results taste great!
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