How To Use Liquid Smoke?

How much liquid smoke should I use?

Liquid smoke is concentrated and often very potent. Aim to use 1/4 teaspoon (or less!) in your recipes. You can always add more to adjust to your taste preferences. Try diluting liquid smoke with water or vinegar for a subtle flavor.

Is liquid smoke bad for you?

Is Liquid Smoke Safe? Liquid smoke can add authentic smoke flavor to recipes. But it can also add the harmful compounds found in smoke. Along with authentic smoke flavor, the resulting liquid also contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which can be carcinogenic.

When should I use liquid smoke?

Liquid Smoke Uses

Instead, it is used as a flavor additive in several foods such as commercial barbecue sauces, marinades, and “barbecue” flavored foods. Liquid smoke is also in hot dogs, smoked meats, and many kinds of cheese. It is also used in most of the bacon we buy.

Can you use liquid smoke in a smoker?

If you want less smoke use less chips, chunks, whatever it is you use to get the smoke flavor. I don’t use liquid smoke and never will. If a recipe calls for liquid smoke I take the finished product and put it in the smoker for about an hour or so.

Should liquid smoke be refrigerated after opening?

No, after opening it is not necessary to refrigerate Liquid Smoke.

Can you put liquid smoke directly on meat?

Liquid smoke is pretty potent, so you don’t have to use a ton to get your point across—½ teaspoon to a tablespoon is enough to add depth to your chili, soup, or stew without overpowering your tastebuds. You can also use it to add an authentic smoky taste to grilled, broiled, or sauteed meat.