I am just perusing some recipes I want to use on holiday and I am curious about ‘liquid smoke’. What is that? Do we have anything like it in Australia?????? It is only ½ to 1 teaspoon but I don’t know how important it is to the flavor because I don’t know what it is!!
Here’s a definition:
Liquid smoke: A concentrated smoke seasoning. Can be used in marinades or sparingly added directly to sauces, soups or meats. Readily available in the condiment section of all supermarkets.
If you can’t find it in your markets, you can order it online. Just type in “liquid smoke” and you’ll be able to find a dealer who can hopefully send it even to Australia.
I don’t keep any on hand, and so when I run across a recipe with it, I just leave it out. Probably not as tasty, but my family never knows! It is definitely a staple for authentic American style BBQ. And, I’d say it is a definite necessity, however, if you are curing meat for jerky. My brother uses it all the time for this.
Hope this helps,
Desi @ DVO
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