Charlies Master List of THE BEST Things to Smoke (Other Than Brisket & Ribs)

The best things to smoke in your smoker

Contrary to popular belief you can smoke more than just brisket and spare ribs

Getting creative with your smoker is a natural progression. We often get curious about what different foods would taste like smoked. 

I’m sure you have all seen smoked sausage, cheese, fish, and a plethora of different meats, but what else can you smoke? And more importantly, what else can you smoke that tastes good?

In this post, we will explore the different meats, vegetables, dairy products, and other foods you can smoke! 

The Best Things to Smoke at Home

You can break down the different types of foods to smoke and place them into the following 6 categories:

Fish and Seafood
Dairy and Cheese

Meats You Can Smoke

The best foods to smoke
My smoker full of different meats smoking away
  • Bacon
  • Black pig
  • Burnt ends
  • Cecina
  • Charcuterie
  • Chaudin
  • Duck
    We have a delicious smoked cherry duck you can try here
  • Dutch loaf
  • Elenski but
  • Elk
  • Gammon
  • Grjúpán
  • Ham – Ammerländer Schinken, Black Forest ham, Christmas ham, Country ham, Ham hock, Eisbein, Stuffed ham, Tasso ham, & Westphalia ham
  • Horse meat
  • Jerky
  • Kassler
  • Meatloaf
  • Montreal-style smoked meat
  • Pastrami
  • Pigs feet
  • Pork jowl
  • Pork tail
  • Smoked Sausage – Ahle Wurst, Alheira, Amsterdam ossenworst, Andouille, Bierwurst, Bockwurst, Bologna sausage, Boudin, Breakfast sausage, Cabanossi, Chinese sausage, Chorizo, Ciauscolo, Debrecener, Embutido, Farinheira, Frankfurter Würstchen, Hungarian sausages, Isterband, Kielbasa, Knackwurst, Knipp, Kochwurst, Kohlwurst, Krakowska, Kulen, Lebanon bologna, Linguiça, Liverwurst, Braunschweiger, Loukaniko, Lukanka, Lucanica, Mettwurst, Morteau sausage, Nădlac sausage, Pinkel, Rookworst, Salami, Skilandis, Sremska kobasica, Summer sausage, Teewurst, Vienna sausage, Winter salami
  • Sopocka
  • Speck
    Here is a delicious way to prepare you smoked speck
  • Suho meso
  • Szalonna
  • Turkey bacon

Fish and Seafood to Smoke

Cold smoked salmon
Salmon fillet ready for the smoker
  • African longfin eel
  • Arbroath smokie
  • Atlantic mackerel
  • Bokkoms
  • Bonga shad
  • Buckling
  • Cakalang fufu
  • Catfish
  • Clams
  • Cod
  • Finnan haddie
  • Goldeye
  • Gwamegi
  • Haddock
  • Herring
  • Katsuobushi
  • Kipper
  • Lobster
  • Mullet
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Pudpod
  • Saramură
  • Sardine
  • Scad
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • hot and cold smoked salmon
  • Smörgåskaviar
  • Sprat
  • Tinapa
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Vegetables to Smoke

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Peppers
  • Beets
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chili Peppers
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Smoked Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
Fruits and vegetables for smoking
Fruit and Vegetables are amazing things to smoke!

Fruit To Smoke

Dairy and Other Foods to Smoke

Smoked cheese
Delicious racks of smoked cheese
  • Butter
  • Cheese – Chechil, Cheddar, Gamonéu cheese, Gouda cheese, Gubbeen Farmhouse Cheese, Idiazabal cheese, Korbáčik, Kwaito, Lincolnshire Poacher, Metsovone, Mozzarella, Oscypek, Oštiepok, Palmero cheese, Parenica, Provolone, Pule cheese, San Simón cheese, Rauchkäse, Ricotta, Rygeost, Scamorza, Tesyn, Wensleydale cheese 
  • Eggs
  • Ice cream
    Oklahoma Joe’s have an succulent smoked vanilla ice cream!
  • Oil
  • Olives 
  • Seeds & Nuts – Almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, walnuts
  • Tofu
  • Water / Ice

Spices to Smoke

Smoked spices
Smoking spices unlocks a whole different flavor!
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Merkén
  • Paprika
  • Rosemerry
  • Salt
  • Thyme

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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