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veganpixie
Mar 5th, 2008, 03:32 AM
I've seen many recipes that include Liquid Smoke as an ingredient. Is there a simple vegan instruction on how to make it? I don't have a barbecue and I don't intend to get one. Do I need to roast a bell pepper to make it? I saw a lox cream cheese recipe that mentions it.

bryzee86
Mar 5th, 2008, 09:59 AM
You can buy it in bottle, I believe. Not that we can get it in this country...

cedarblue
Mar 5th, 2008, 11:12 AM
i'm sure you can you know. i've had it before, maybe somewhere like waitrose had it? i can't remember now.

it's easily available in the u.s. i think though.

bryzee86
Mar 5th, 2008, 11:19 AM
:eek: really?! I've looked *everywhere* and can't fnd any! Well I'm off to the states in 2 weeks, so i'm gonna look when i'm there.

Risker
Mar 5th, 2008, 11:36 AM
I've looked for it everywhere too, only place I've seen it is on ebay or via mail order but it's not cheap. I don't think you could make it at home, think you'd need specialist equipment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_smoke

Pob
Mar 5th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Found this place to get it after a quick google: http://www.socal.co.uk/Outdoor_Living/Sauces_And_Rubs/liquid_Smoke/191

Risker
Mar 5th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Delivery is 5! :(

cedarblue
Mar 5th, 2008, 05:16 PM
it lasts for ages though, you only need a tiny drop or two at a time

auntierozzi
Mar 5th, 2008, 06:03 PM
For those who have tried it, does it make a difference?

sage68
Mar 5th, 2008, 08:30 PM
I have gotten it in bigger grocery stores, like Winco or Safeway. It is usually kept in the condiment section with the BBQ sauce. I like it. I have baked tofu with it before and it really does give whatever you are cooking a "smoky" taste to it. I recommend it. And a small bottle really does last you a long time.;)

ynef
Mar 8th, 2008, 06:10 PM
For some reason, it is very easy to get where I live, but I don't care much for the taste. I've only tried using it for giving seitan some extra flavour, and it really stunk up the kitchen (the seitan didn't taste very good either). I have a friend who makes a lentil spread flavoured with liquid smoke, though, so I suppose it does have some use.

Considering the low amount that you actually use, I wouldn't worry too much about the cost -- it should be consider to be a spice, not a sauce.

Ruby Rose
Mar 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I also looked and looked for ages in the UK, then last summer in Sainsbury's I bought some Ainsley Harriott liquid smoke in the barbeque aisle. (I was, I hasten to add, only there looking for plastic picnic plates!) It's in a brown spray bottle - like window cleaner! I've only used it once or twice, and to be honest, I much prefer the smokiness from smoked paprika, so I've been using that instead in recipes.

veggiemaya
Mar 9th, 2008, 05:54 PM
I've seen many recipes that include Liquid Smoke as an ingredient. Is there a simple vegan instruction on how to make it? I don't have a barbecue and I don't intend to get one. Do I need to roast a bell pepper to make it? I saw a lox cream cheese recipe that mentions it.

if you are on the east coast of the US you should be able to find this in most any grocery store. i actually just picked up a couple of bottles to send to london for someone i am doing a package swap with. here is a link (http://www.colgin.com/public/locations.aspx)to the site of one of the types of liquid smoke. i picked it up at Shoprite..but looks like they sell them all over the place. i have never tried it..but hopefully this will help you out...enjoy!