Smoking is a popular cooking technique that adds flavor to food by exposing it to smoke produced by burning wood chips or shells. The type of tree wood used for smoking can have a significant impact on the taste of the food. Pecan wood chips and shells are a popular choice for smoking due to their mild, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor.
Pecan trees are native to the Southern United States and it's by-products are widely used in cooking, particularly for smoking and grilling. The wood is known for its mild flavor that compliments a wide range of meats and other foods, including pork, poultry, beef, fish, and vegetables. Pecan is also a great option for those who prefer a milder smoke flavor compared to stronger woods like mesquite or hickory.
Pecan wood chips and shells can be used in a variety of smoking setups, including outdoor grills, smokers, and even in indoor electric smokers. Smokin' Pecan shell pellets are an eco-friendly, hassle-free alternative to pecan wood chips and pecan shells. When smoking with Smokin' Pecan pecan shell pellets, you don't need to soak the pellets in waters like you would with pecan wood or pecan shells!
Our pecan pellets are great for cooking at any temperature even for cold smoking. Cold smoking is a technique where the food is exposed to smoke at a lower temperature, typically below 100°F, for a longer period of time. This allows the smoke to penetrate the food and infuse it with flavor without cooking it. Cold smoking can be done using a dedicated cold smoker or by using a traditional smoker with a smoke tube.
In addition to adding flavor to food, smoking with pecan pellets, chips or shells can also help to preserve it. Smoking has been used for centuries as a way to preserve food, and the smoke produced by pecan wood can help to deter bacteria and other spoilage organisms from growing on the food.
In conclusion, smoking with pecan pellets is a great way to add flavor to food and preserve it. The mild, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor of pecan wood complements a wide range of foods and is a great option for those who prefer a milder smoke flavor.