It’s great having friends who love cooking as much as I do. I would make it a requirement but I understand that cooking isn’t for everyone and a few of my favorite people don’t enjoy cooking. Cooking with friends has become one of my most favorite things to do. It’s a great time to collaborate on a dish while chatting away and catching up on life. In the end you get to eat something delicious. Double win.
A few weeks ago my very hilarious friend Meg asked if she could bring over some salmon to smoke. As you may or may not know, I was given a smoker this summer and have been wanting opportunities to smoke stuff. The day that Meg came over it was a little overcast and rainy. I wasn’t sure how the smoker would work in the rain so we moved the salmon to my gas grill. Yes I have a smoker and a gas grill, I’m that kind of girl. I don’t know what that means but I’m sure it means something.
Ok back to the salmon. Meg is an excellent writer and she wrote this great article about smoked salmon and includes the recipe for the hot-smoked salmon we made together. What’s great about this recipe is that you don’t need a smoker for the salmon. We found using my gas grill a fine substitute and I didn’t have to keep adding charcoal. Meg already had the salmon brined and ready to go when she got to my place so all I needed to do was get the grill going. It took about 2 hours and during that time we chatted and watched The Hangover. Yes cooking with friends is good.
So please do check out Meg’s article and recipe because she is a way better writer. Also while I’m telling you what to do, go cook something with a friend. That’s an order!