Creating a smoker using a pot, steamer lid, and tin foil.
Love that delicious deep flavor of smoked meat but lack a smoker? Live in an apartment and wish you had a house so you could own a smoker the size of your backyard?
Don’t worry you can duplicate the flavor of a great tasting smoked meat by making your own smoker at home (or apartment) with this cooking hack. And in my opinion, this method tastes better than using a gas grill to smoke meat.
DIY: Smoke meat using your stove
Recently, one of our Facebook fans asked me how he could achieve a tasty smoked meat without the use of a smoker (he lives in an apartment where the use of an outdoor smoker is not an option).
There are a couple of different ways to make a smoker at home but one of the easiest involves just a large pot, some aluminum foil and a steamer. Don’t have one of these either? No problem.
Finally, cover the pot with aluminum foil before placing the lid on it. This will help keep the smoke in, otherwise the smoke will find a way to escape.
Your smoker is ready to go!
Place it on the stove top and set the burner on med-high for a few minutes to get the chips smoking, then reduce the burner to low while the meat cooks.
For larger cuts of meat, let it smoke for the first hour or two in the pot, then move it into the oven to finish it off; most of the smoke that will be absorbed by the meat will be during the first hour or two.
How to turn your stovetop into a smoker
Video and photos by SAVEUR magazine's Executive Editor, Dana Bowen