Smoked Olive Tapenade and other stuff

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by cowgirl, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I fired up my smokehouse this weekend and cool smoked a few items... I was able to keep the smokehouse at 110 and below. which worked out fine for these items.

    I used a bit of pecan and apple for the smoke...










    I smoked some olives...



    Pecans, peanuts, coarse sea salt, clover honey...



    A kosher salt/cracked pepper/onion/garlic mix, some turbinado sugar, and a pan of wasabi peas.




    The finished goods....



    And the smoked olive tapenade....

    Some olive oil, kosher salt, cracked black pepper, garlic, minced smoked olives, and capers....



    Sittin' on a saltine.







    Thanks for checking out my smoke!
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great post! Points for the great arrangement of cold smoked items.
    Never would have thought to smoke turbinado, or honey!
    Giving you a standing ovation.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great assortment of goodies [​IMG]
     
  4. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That might be the happiest saltine cracker of all time.
     
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke! I need a recipe for tapenade. It's expensive to buy and my wife loves the stuff.
     
  6. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice smoke Jeanie [​IMG]. I got to try doing the nuts, olives and honey. Looks great!
     
  7. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just real nice. Since I lost the Coffin....i'll need to make another small smokehouse. The olive gig is on! Appreciate ya!
     
  8. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that looks good. I'll have some of the wasabi peas...
     
  9. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice smoke cowgirl. I love olive tapenade. Great on some nice crusty bread.
     
  10. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Woah, Girl!!!!!!! Holy-cold-smokin! That's quite a selection of items....wow! You'll be smoke seasoning and garnishing food for weeks[​IMG]

    Killer smoke, Jeanie!

    Thanks for sharing this...lots of stuff to consider for the future here.

    Eric
     
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks folks!! The smoked tapenade was pretty tasty stuff. [​IMG]

    Mike, sorry to hear about your coffin smoker. Hope you build another one.
     
  12. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, everyday you guys open my eyes to new ideas in smoking. I love smoked nuts and I would have never thought of smoking honey. Outstanding job there Cowgirl.
     
  13. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great as always Jeanie and thanks for sharing the tapenade recipe. I need to give that a try.
     
  14. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful assortment Jeanie! Very creative and unique~and that tapenade looks delicious [​IMG] How did the salt come out? Do you have to cold smoke salt or can you do it a bit hotter? (By the way, real nice smokehouse too)
     
  15. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic!!
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Smokamotive, Dan, Rivet and Scott! [​IMG]
    Rivet, the salt comes out great. I store it in canning jars to keep the flavor from fading.
    The lower you can get the heat the better on smoking salts and spices. Lower temperatures and longer smoke times work the best. Hope you give it a try!
    Thanks about my smokehouse too. [​IMG]
     
  17. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very cool Jeanie. You never cease to impress.

    [​IMG]for inginuity and the presentation!
     
  18. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job.The TBS sure keeps your smokehouse clean.

    Neighbor just harvested his Honey.About 100 pounds.I can have what i want for helping etc.

    1. Is that a pie pan the Honey is in while smoking?

    2. Should i just store the smoked honey in the container it is packaged in?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  19. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Been wonderin what you've been up too. New it had to be somethin special. Tapenade looks great! Bet you got ideas for the rest of the ingredients already! Thanx for the pics.
     
  20. lakeman

    lakeman Fire Starter

    I wondered if you could cold smoke in 100 plus degree heat. Now i know, guess i'll be building a / your smokehouse...lol. I could use your expert addvice, whata say up for a little road trip ? [​IMG]
     

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