You don’t need fancy kit to smoke your own.
The purists will howl, I know, but did you know that you can lightly smoke things without a smoker? The concept is loosely the same; creating the smoke, then trapping it in so that it infuses whatever is being smoked.
Experiment with the flavours; use the honey and lemon mix as a base and go from there; chilli, different herbs, citrus, spices and so on. We did a bit of smoking growing up (an assertion not to be taken out of context) – kahawai, trout, salmon, and so on; I remember all sorts of lurid childish flavour experiments, all of which steered me back to the same conclusion; keep the flavours simple. And make sure you don’t set the smoke alarms off.
CHEAT’S HOT SMOKED SALMON
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins Serves: 6-ish
Preheat the oven to 180C.
In a large flameproof roasting tray or Dutch oven, spread out a thin layer of Combine the honey, lemon juice, zest and a good seasoning of salt and pepper, and spread this mixture evenly over the tin foil.
or stovetop and continue to heat for several pop in the oven to finish until the fish is a little before serving.