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Version 1 (outdoors and easier)

1 oven ready chicken
1 Bag bark chippings - the kind they sell for garden mulch
1 large bunch green herbs

Heat your outdoor BBQ in the normal way. You can paint the outside
of the chicken with soy/honey/vinegar mixed if you like - I find
it makes little difference to the end product, but some like to
keep busy while waiting for the BBQ to heat up Dump the chippings
in a pail of water. When the BBQ is hot put a layer of damp
chippings on the grid about 1 inch thick. Put the herbs on this..
Put the chicken on the herbs. Put the lid on the BBQ or if you
have no lid wrap the whole thing in tinfoil. Wait half an hour.
Turn the chicken over, putting it on more herbs if needed. Wait
another half hour. Dish up the smoke steamed chicken.


Version 2 (indoors and messier)

1 oven ready chicken
1 cup sugar
1 cup rice
1/2 cup leaf tea (preferably Jasmine)
1 glass gin

Take a wok with a lid and a steaming rack and line it with tinfoil,
This is important or you will never get the wok clean. Also line
the lid. Put in the bottom of the wok the sugar, the rice, the
tea and the gin and mix.

Turn on the fume extractor to full, close the door to the rest of
the house, open any outside doors and windows and turn off the
smoke alarm. Put the wok on a high heat until the mixture begins
to caramalize and then smoke.

Put the steaming rack in the wok and put the chicken on it (You
can paint the chicken with soy/honey/vinegar mixed together if you
like) Cover with the lid lined with tinfoil, ensuring it is reasonably
sealed. Turn the heat down until just a trickle of smoke escapes.
Wait an hour. You may have to turn the heat up a bit, or stir the
smoking mixture to ensure a steady supply of smoke.

Dish up the golden brown chicken.

Wait until wok is cold, then remove the foil and char, and dispose
of carefully Beware, the tarry substance stains, and like most
smoke tars is probably full of carcinogenic nasties. Still, the
chicken tastes fantastic.

You can do the same thing with game or with salmon.

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