List of smoked foods

This is a list of smoked foods. Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to smoke from burning or smoldering material, most often wood. Foods have been smoked by humans throughout history. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, though cheeses, vegetables, and ingredients used to make beverages such as whisky,[1] smoked beer, and lapsang souchong tea are also smoked. Smoked beverages are also included in this list.

Smoked foods


Schlenkerla Rauchbier, a smoked beer, straight from the cask
  • Lapsang souchong a kind of tea.
  • Mattha - an Indian buttermilk or yogurt drink that is sometimes smoked
  • Smoked beerbeer with a distinctive smoke flavor imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame[2]
  • Suanmeitang - a Chinese smoked plum drink
  • Scotch Whisky Some scotch is made from grains that have been smoked over a peat fire.


Brânză de coșuleț cheese
Some varieties of Wensleydale cheese are smoked

Smoked cheese is any cheese that has been specially treated by smoke-curing. It typically has a yellowish-brown outer pellicle which is a result of this curing process.


Hot-smoked chum salmon
Traditional Grimsby smoked fish, prepared with haddock. Cod is also used in this product, which has Protected Geographical Indication status in the European Union.

Smoked fish is fish that has been cured by smoking. This was originally done as a preservative.

Equipment for curing fish used by the North Carolina Algonquins, 1585



Smoke cured bacon, then cooked with additional hickory smoke
Smoked eggs: pickled and smoked quail eggs at a restaurant
Kassler served with sauerkraut

Smoked meat is a method of preparing red meat (and fish) which originates in prehistory. Its purpose is to preserve these protein-rich foods, which would otherwise spoil quickly, for long periods. There are two mechanisms for this preservation: dehydration and the antibacterial properties of absorbed smoke. In modern days, the enhanced flavor of smoked foods makes them a delicacy in many cultures.



Raw knipp

Sausage is a food usually made from ground meat with a skin around it. Typically, a sausage is formed in a casing traditionally made from intestine, but sometimes synthetic. Sausage making is a traditional food preservation technique. Sausages may be preserved by curing, drying, or smoking. Many types and varieties of sausages are smoked to help preserve them and to add flavor.



  • Alinazik kebab – a Turkish smoked eggplant dish
  • Baingan bharta - a South Asian smoked eggplant dish
  • Chipotle - smoke-dried jalapeño chili pepper popular in Mexico and the American Southwest
  • Jallab - a Middle-Eastern fruit and rose syrup smoked with Arabic incense
  • Smoked egg - smoked quail or other fowl eggs
  • Smoked garlic - popular in several areas of the world
  • Smoked plum - an East Asian smoked fruit also used to make the Korean medicinal tea, Jeho-tang

See also

In cuisines

  • Akan cuisine
  • Naga cuisine
  • Yamal cuisine – Hot smoked fish


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