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Dried Orange/Lemon Peel for Smoke?

Weekend WarriorWeekend Warrior Posts: 1,702
edited 5:30AM in EggHead Forum
A friend at work just gave me a a bag of dried orange peels :blink: (I looked at him like he was nuts). He uses them for smoke and flavor. Anybody on the board do this or something similar with dried fruit rinds? Specific uses?



  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I'd give it a shot. I think it would impart a good thing.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,921
    when we had a gas kitchen stove 30 plus years ago I would always put half a grapefruit rind on the burner under a low flame. The aroma was always pleasant in the kitchen. Of course back then I smoked 3 packs a day and probably couldn't smell for sh*t anyway! :whistle:
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    I would give it a try with a piece of tilapia or other inexpensive fish. I would be really interested how it works for ya.


    Caledon, ON


  • Weekend WarriorWeekend Warrior Posts: 1,702
    Thanks Steve. I was thinking the same, to try on a cheap piece of fish. I may try it with a few chicken pieces too. Poultry lets you know real fast whether you have a pleasant smoke or a bad smoke.
  • citrus is always dicey. a little can be fantastic, a lot can suck real bad.

    that citrus -ured gravlax was excellent, but only after i let it soak in water for an extra day to draw some of the cure back out. i over-cured it, and the citrus was too strong.

    operator error.

    let us know how you make out
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