Smoke ’Em If You’ve Got ’Em

If you want to experiment a bit this summer, try your hand at smoking.

May 1, 2018

photography Curtis Comeau

If you’re looking to branch out from the grill and try your hand at something else, smoking your meat is definitely on the rise. Every Saturday, Alicia and Darcy Boisvert at Real Deal Meats prepare something in their smoker that customers can order and pick up ready to go. “They’re healthy snacks to eat on the run, free from preservatives… and there’s a definite increase in customers doing it at home too, they enjoy the hobby,” says Alicia Boisvert.

At D’Arcy’s, smoker sales — though it only carries one brand — have consistently grown over the last five years. “The last year was our best year ever for smoker sales,” says Iseke. “Smoking takes more time — it’s low and slow. You have to be dedicated, or have an automatic wood smoker. The charcoal will give you a really nice bark and great flavour, but you need wood to produce that smoky taste, and that’s growing in popularity in Edmonton immensely.”

Expert Tip: Smoke it low and slow, 220-250 degrees fahrenheit is ideal

            This article appears in the May 2018 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.


Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Food For Thought

This year’s Best Restaurants event supports a local non-profit that helps nourish Edmonton students.

In The Cellar

While beer isn’t traditionally aged like many wines, cellared beer has the opportunity to provide a unique tasting experience.

Baked: Bloom Cookie Co.

This farmers’ market staple opened up a storefront on 124 Street.
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Edmonton Restaurants >

Search for restaurants by cuisine or area of the city.

Find Avenue Edmonton >

Our 500 store listings cover fashion, home decor, sports, food and drink, and more.

Find an Event >

Wondering what to do tonight, tomorrow or next week? This calendar of events will help.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags