To cook food in a smoker brings out all he different level of tastiness. Smoking vegetables gives the veggies a nice flavor and it is a nice way of gathering all your friends and neighbors for dinner.
Smoking vegetables in an electric smoker is just like smoking meat in a smoker–pick a perfect electric smoker which makes your job simple to cook vegetables in it. Let’s take a glance at the cooking methods of various vegetables in an electric smoker.
When it comes to smoking vegetables, potatoes are the first choice of everyone. Take medium sized potatoes in a bowl and put some olive oil in it. You can add a pinch of salt and pepper in the potatoes for some delicious flavor. Now, keep the potatoes on the smoker plate and cook them for more than 35 minutes at a high temperature. Enjoy them with your friends and family.
Peel off the outer layer of the onions and keep the bottom as it is. Apply some olive oil on them and put your favorite spices and seasonings on them to make them even tastier. Let them smoke for 3 hours at a medium temperature. Take out onions from smoker and serve them with some delicious smoked ribs.
The process of smoking garlic is somewhat similar to smoking other vegetables. Take some heads of the garlic and apply olive oil on them and put salt and pepper. Wrap garlic heads in tin foil in such a way that oil does not come out. Smoke the garlic heads for approximately 2 hours. You can even store these heads for a few days.
Squash and Zucchini
Take squash and zucchini and cut them into pieces in a bowl. Take one small tomato and onion and cut them into pieces. Mix all vegetables and cover them with a plastic wrap and keep as it is for 2 more than 2 hours. Place the vegetables in the smoker and cook them for 3 hours at a medium temperature.
Take your favorite tomatoes, I prefer Roma tomoatoes, and wash them properly. Cut them into halves and apply some olive oil on them and marinade them with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Cook them in the smoker for more than 3 hours at a temperature of 400 degrees F. Remove them from the smoker and serve with smoked brisket. You can even preserve these smoked tomatoes.
Mushrooms are an all-time favorite vegetable of most of the people. Wash the mushroom to clean them and cut their stems. Put mushrooms in a large bowl and add onion powder, salt, canola oil and garlic powder in the bowl. Mix all the ingredients properly and place the mushrooms in the smoker and let them be cooked for more than half an hour at medium temperature. You can then increase the temperature and cook for more time.
Wash the peppers and cut them into halves and cut off their stems. Apply some olive oil on them and place them in your smoker. Cook them for about 2 hours at a temperature of 225 degrees F. Remove them from the smoker and serve hot with omelets and salads. You can also enjoy sandwiches with smoked peppers.
Cut the bottom of asparagus and apply olive oil on it. Spread some salt on it. Then place them in the smoker and cook the asparagus for 1 and half an hour at 225 degrees F. Serve smoked asparagus with roasted garlic and onions.
Cabbage is one of the best choices if you love smoked vegetables. Wash properly the cabbage and put some butter in the center. You can also add some white balsamic vinegar by applying the butter evenly in the inner part. Cover the cabbage with its one of the leaves and let it be smoked for more than 4 hours at 250 degrees F. You can remove them from the smoker after 4 hours and enjoy with family.
Take a large bowl and put 4 garlic heads, balsamic vinegar, basil, pepper, and salt. Let this mixture be marinated for about 15 minutes. Take the eggplant in another bowl and sprinkle the marinated mixture over it. Mix all the ingredients properly and cook them for half an hour and serve them with some olive oil.
Conclusion on Smoking Vegetables
You should always properly wash the vegetables first and cut them into pieces for giving them a smoked tastet. Use wood chips or Bisquettes for smoking the vegetables.
Put the vegetables on the rack and smoke them for up to 4 hours. You will have to check often to see whether they are cooked. Serve them with soup, salad or your favorite main dish. They can also be preserved for a few extra days.
You can also check the mistakes when smoking vegetables as a beginner.