smoke, to

Definition

Food

  • verb To expose food, usually hung on racks, to the dense smoke from slowly smouldering sawdust or wood chips. Usually fish, meat and occasionally cheese are smoked but most of the latter so described is flavoured with a synthetic mix of chemicals which mimic the real thing. Meat and fish will be partially cooked and dried which helps to preserve them and the flavour will be improved.
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