Chilebrown at home

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Emeril has touched all our lives, well at least mine. Julia started the whole sha-bang and Emeril just kicked it up a couple of notches. With fame some people need to cash out on their celebrity. Do you blame? Emeril has endorsed these smoker bags and we are going to give them a ride. The people from Carmeron Products were generous to give us a couple of samples.

What is a smoker bag? It is a insulated aluminum foil bag with specific flavor wood chips. You place the bag on a heat source and smoke will fill the bag permeating your protein of choice. Today we are going to try some seasoned chicken breast.

It is hard for me to do, but I followed the instructions. Season your meat and place in bag with the “This side down”. You can use this smoker bag in your inside oven, outside barbeque charcoal and the heaven forbid gas grill. I was a little paranoid to try this product inside our abode to bypass the wrath of Ms. Goofy if the smoke escaped.

Thirty minutes later this bag looked like an Orville Redenbacher popcorn bag. The bag was emptied into black iron to cool. When we opened the bag a small flume of smoke escaped. It was not enough to send of the smoke alarms. That was one of my concerns.
 The Breasts were so moist and smoky. Emeril is still my hero! He would never steer us wrong? Would I use these bags again? I think they are convenient to smoke vegetables or a small meat meal. These bags are self contained and when you open them just do it with ventilation. The chicken breast is going to be used in a broccoli soup. I will recommend these bags for the convenience and the easy usage. They might be blasphemous for the hard core smokers, but; Why not! "What, Me Worry!” (Alfred E. Newman)


Zoomie said...

So, do you put the chicken in the bag with the smoking stuff or on top?

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, I seasoned the chicken wiht spices. I then placed the seasoned chicken in the smoker bag. The bag says 'this side down'. That side was placed on the heat. It turned out smoky great.

Do they still have Mowie Wowie in Hawaii?

Lea Ann said...

Thanks to Emeril it appears if even I could deliver a smoked piece of meat to the dinner table. Thanks for the review ChiliB

cookiecrumb said...

Very intriguing. To the point that I almost might try. I don't like the taste of smoked chicken, but I'm sure I could think of something. Thanks.

Greg said...

My motto is if all else fails read the instructions!

Chris said...

Cool! A hobo pack for smokers!

While I wouldn't need these now, these would have been great when I was cutting my teeth on cheap charcoal grills and a gasser.

Chilebrown said...

Lea Ann, I like the convenience. No fuss, no muss.

cookiecrumb, How did I know that you did not like the taste of smoked chicken?

Greg, It is rare for me to even look at instructions.

Chris, I know!, but if you were camping or a baseball game and you needed the convenience these will work.

Zoomie said...

Yes, they still have it, but it's called Maui Wowie and you can smell it in the air. :-)