A few years back (2013 to be exact) when I was on MasterChef Canada, I got to use a cool new appliance that wasn’t available for household use at the time – only professional restaurant kitchens. Fast forward a few years, and now I’m armed with the world’s first domestic handheld smoker — The Breville Smoking Gun!
I’ve seen chefs and foodies on TV who have built their very own smoking rooms and chambers and smoking things like meat, fish, and cheeses and I’ve always thought how cool it would be to be able to do the same thing. Well now, the Breville Smoking Gun has made this a reality for aspiring chefs and foodies alike! This amazing kitchen appliance allows you to infuse a variety of foods and drinks with natural smoky flavours like Applewood and hickory — without adding any heat.
At a gift-able price point of $129.99 – the Smoking Gun makes for a fantastic Father’s Day gift — or even a memorable hostess gift. How cool would it be to serve a smoked dish at your next party? Your guests will be blown away! It’s perfect for summer patio parties and entertaining because the Smoking Gun adds a finishing touch to your food by smoking meat, fish, vegetables, sauces and cocktails, with a natural smoke flavour infusion. It happens fast too so no waiting around for hours and hours like old-conventional smokers.
Breville has created BrevilleSmokingGun.ca complete with recipes, videos, and more. They also sent me the Smoking Gun™ Woodchips Accessory Pack, which is available on Breville.ca for separate purchase. The accessory pack features 4 flavour offerings of: hickory (for classic BBQ), mesquite (for strong and earthy), apple wood (slightly sweet, for delicate meats, whipped butter, cocktails and more) and Cherrywood – sweet and delicious.
In my first attempt at using the Breville Smoking Gun, I decided to try smoking mozzarella and making a cold bruschetta topped with smoked mozzarella. I captured it on video – have a look:
It was so easy to use and the smoky flavour infused a lot faster than I thought. To quickly infuse this smoky flavour into cheese, put some cheese in a bowl along with the Breville Smoking Gun tube and cover with saran wrap. Light the wood chips and turn the machine on high. Once the wood chips begin burning, turn to low setting. Once the bowl is filled with a dense layer of smoke, remove the hose and tightly cover the bowl with saran wrap. Let the smoke flavour infuse the cheese for 3 minutes and then serve and enjoy.
For some added deliciousness, and to make this a hot appetizer, add tomatoes to sliced baguette, put on top a few cubes of the smoked cheese, and bake in your toaster oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. I used my Breville Smart Oven Air for this step – I talk about that appliance HERE.
I’m going to be posting a fun new recipe using the Breville Smoking Gun very soon, along with a giveaway – that’s right, my generous friends at Breville are giving me one Smoking Gun to give away — check back soon!!
Have a great day!
Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Breville Canada and I was compensated. However, I have always been a huge fan of Breville appliances and, as always, all opinions are completely my own.
I have such fond memories of our family dinners when I was a child. My mother would make a variety of Italian