Can meat and fish be smoked together

by sandy

Can meat and fish be smoked together in the same smoker at the same time?


Answer:-


The short answer is yes but there are some very important points to consider.

Care must be taken with fish (especially whole fish) to ensure smoke can penetrate the fish. Should the temperature of your smoker exceed 92°C or 200°F then this will become more difficult. The ideal smoking temp is 82°C or 180°F.

Meat is much more tolerant to temperature variation and can be cooked at higher temperatures with 110°C or 225°F being the popular norm..

Both meat and fish can of course be cooked at 82°C or 180°F but you have to be very careful about maintaining that low temperature.

One other point to raise is if you are hanging the fish in your smoker, hit a high temperature and it's likely that the body will drop just leaving the head hanging.

In summary, I prefer to smoke fish and meat separately unless I'm plank cooking.

If I'm putting fish filets on a plank to cook inderectly with other meats then I don't find this to be a problem. Clearly timing is an issue in that you wouldn't put the fish in until the final 30 minutes before serving but temperature-wise there's no problem.

See Also:-


Barbecue Tips
Barbecue Grill Comparisons
Outdoor Kitchen Barbecue Islands
Tabletop Gas Grill

Return to Water Smoker Recipes from Can meat and fish be smoked together

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to FAQ's.

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Get "Que Tips", our free newsletter.

* indicates required

PayPal Logo

Smokers

Offset American Smoker Manufacturing

Reverse Flow Smokers


Custom Built Trailer Smokers

Commercial Smokers


Charcoal Grills

Build A Brick BBQ Grill

Stainless Steel Inserts For a Brick BBQ Grill


Stainless Steel Charcoal Grills

Adjustable Height Charcoal Grills


Charcoal Barbecue Grills

Cook 'N' Serve Range


Custom Made Charcoal Grills

Custom Built To Your Specification


Replacement Stainless Steel Cooking Grates

Replacement Stainless Steel Cooking Grates


BBQ Hire

Hire A Smoker For The Weekend

Daily, Weekend Or
Long Term Hire


BBQ Catering

Outdoor BBQ Catering UK

Outdoor BBQ Catering UK Wide


Please Help
Keep This Site Free!

Many Amazon merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click this link and purchase from them...

http://bit.ly/BarbecueSmokerRecipes

It makes no difference to the price you pay but it really helps me continue improving this website. If you like what I'm doing then save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon. For whatever you purchase through this link (it doesn't have to be barbecue) I heartily thank you in advance.


PayPal Logo

Follow QueFrescoPaul on Twitter