Smoked Pickles...... must try :)

Discussion in 'Other' started by djtrixx, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. djtrixx

    djtrixx Fire Starter

    So I'm sitting at work, bored as usual, and get delivered a jar of Tru Smoked Black Pepper Pickles from my mom. (Bless her :) )  Anyway, I gave them a try, and although not too bad, I thought they needed a little tweaking. There really wasn't as much smoke flavor as I thought they could have.   In a search here I found this one

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/122061/smoked-pickles

    but I would like to smoke the cucumbers prior to pickling as Tru does with theirs.  I already have 1/2 dozed tried and tested awesome pickling recipes, that would not be an issue.  But when it comes to smoking..... I'm thinking maybe a 2~3 hour cold smoke, probably hickory and mesquite mix, I have a feeling that the juice will pull the heavy smoke flavor down quite a bit.  As far as pickling the first batch, just dill & garlic cloves I think to start.

    Option B would be to take some dills and cold smoke them whole as nepas did, but I would like them whole so they wouldn't dry out and put them back in the juice.  Or would this be a non-issue

    Any thoughts or ideas?  When I get started I'll post the progress.  I can't wait for bloody mary's with one of these [​IMG]
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm in... unique idea.
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This could be cool to do!  I'm in!

    Kat
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you are worried about Smoke intensity...Smoke EVERYTHING! Cucumbers, Garlic Cloves, Dill, Salt and Sugar for the Brine. That should keep the Cucs juicy...JJ
     
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  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    djtrixx, I'm thinking of smoking the pickle juice.  With a few gallons of Mt. Olive pickles in the cooler, I'm going to take one, smoke the juice and put the pickles back in along with some pickled garlic and red chili's.  We'll see how that works. 

    Good luck on your test, let us know how you do.

    Tom
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I guess you gotta do it !!!
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yummy this sound great seen Nepas do it and I have been wanting to do some also, let us know on your results plz.
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I reserved the pickle juice. After i smoked the pickles i put them back in the jar and added the juice back in. The juice picked up the smoke.
     
  9. djtrixx

    djtrixx Fire Starter

    Mr T I never thought of smoking the juice....  Hmm....  Now the hamster wheels are spinning in fast forward lol
     

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