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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Cold smoke infused scallops

Found some nice scallops yesterday. So, cleaned 'em up and put them in a brine of salt, sugar, 3 lemon slices, coarsely chopped garlic, dill and thyme.


Put a plate on top to keep them submerged and put in the fridge for an hour.


Put them in the cold smokehouse for a hour and 15 minutes. I used apple wood for the smoke.



Gave 'em a little tan.


Seared them in clarified butter and mopped in a herb, butter, scallions, wine, lemon zest sauce. Served with brussel sprouts.


Overall very tasty but next time I will cut the smoke in half. It almost overpowered the delicate flavor of the scallops.
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Dayum! That's killer marty
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Those look great!! Nicely done.
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Nice!
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I've never had smoked scallops before and those look so good. I love your smoke house too, you have all the cool toys.
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An hour and 15 minutes in apple was too much? Wow, I would have made the same mistake. Thanks for that - and thanks for sharing. That's a great-looking plate!
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Oh Crap!!! That looks great Marty! Hey, where did that smoke house come from?? Have I really been gone that long? Any details on when/how you built it? Was it modeled off Jeanie's? It looks awesome too!

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Now, I'm really jealous! Nice scallops....
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Oh Crap!!! That looks great Marty! Hey, where did that smoke house come from?? Have I really been gone that long? Any details on when/how you built it? Was it modeled off Jeanie's? It looks awesome too!

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Yes, you have been gone that long!! :) It was modeled off of Jeanie's. Very similar except that I used 2X4 construction in the walls so that I have an outer wall and an inner wall to try to make it a little more airtight. Here's the build thread.
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Beautiful set up Marty! Yep. I've been too heavy handed with the smoke on scallops before too while cooking indirect briefly prior to searing. They really absorb marinades fast too.
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looks great i love scallops and usually cook them in a wok

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Beautiful set up Marty! Yep. I've been too heavy handed with the smoke on scallops before too while cooking indirect briefly prior to searing. They really absorb marinades fast too.
Guerry, you are so right about how fast they soak up the smoke. I wanted just a hint and and 75 minutes was way too much. Oh well, live and learn....
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Mighty Fine Sir! I too hope to cold smoke one day.
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Marty, those look fantastic!
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That plate looks delicious. I've got to try me some smoked scallops.
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