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Smoking Tomatoes, an attempt

I recently got to visit Tom Douglas’ Palace Kitchen restaurant to learn how they smoke tomatoes. It was pretty rad. I went home and made my own. And guess what? My tomatoes? Not so smokey. Let’s blame the underpowered two-burner grill. Or me not really committing to setting wood chips on fire. Or my tiny foil containers.

I’ll be trying again. Smoked tomatoes, I will conquer you.

· comments [7] · 09-20-2012 · categories:food ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancy Pihera // Sep 20, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Three words: Cameron Stovetop Smoker. Rad smoked tomatoes!

  • 2 Christy@SweetandSavoring // Sep 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I can relate to kitchen disasters/disappointments. That top photo looks so appetizing, though!

  • 3 megan // Sep 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Thanks! We’ll see if I can work it out, more robust containers might work out better.

  • 4 megan // Sep 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Oooh, I’ll look into this, thanks!

  • 5 Seanna Lea // Sep 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    This looks like it should work. I wonder if the only thing you need is more fire!

    Also do you think it would work better in the home cook environment to half the tomatoes?

  • 6 amanda // Sep 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    i got my instructions for stovetop smoking from a food & wine magazine about a year ago, and i’m really happy with how it works. it’s pretty close to your photo above. instead of using a separate aluminum tin for your tomatoes, try covering the chips with heavy duty aluminum foil and poking a couple holes in it, then put the tomatoes directly on top (then cover the whole thing with foil). i’ve done this with onions and pork loin and just a minute or two is usually enough to get a lot of smokey flavor.

  • 7 Irene // Oct 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    The Cameron stovetop smoker is actually on sale right now online at target

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