Awhile back I asked if anyone had tried avocado wood for smoking. Apparently no one had as I got no responses and searches in the Internet for information were futile.
Well, I have tried it now. Knowing that chicken takes up smoke flavor to a greater extent than anything I am aware of I cooked unseasoned chicken breasts using 3 small chunks of seasoned avocado wood. The result was a pleasant, mild smoke flavor akin to orange. Luckily we are surrounded by avocado groves and they sell the wood as firewood for campers. There is so much of the stuff here, anyone interested in smoking an elephant or two?