Pecan Flavor Profile: Sweet, Nutty, and Rich Food Smoke

Posted on: January 12, 2023

Smoking with wood is what gives barbecue its distinct flavor. There are many different types of wood that is used to produce different flavors, pecan wood has a sweet and nutty flavor that suits poultry exceptionally well. You don’t need to stop there however, as beef, pork, and nuts can all benefit from the smoky flavors of pecan wood.

In general, pecan wood is a type of hickory wood that is known for its rich, buttery, edible nuts. Did you know that pecan wood is a hardwood that is excellent for building furniture, but can also be used to chop into chunks and chips for smoking meat? The flavor of pecan wood is stronger than other fruit woods, but mild flavor than hickory and mesquite.

What Do Pecan Bisquettes Pair Well With?

As mentioned before, pecan wood has a sweet, nutty, and rich flavor, similar to hickory, which is especially great for poultry. Pecan smoke is also strong enough to infuse with beef, pork, and game meats as well. With a sweet and mild flavour, making it the milder cousin to hickory, Pecan Bisquettes especially pair well with poultry, beef, pork, lamb, game, and water fowl.

Pecan Bisquettes are all made from pure wood, so you can smoke food with pure delicious taste. With a sweet and mild flavour, making it the milder cousin to Hickory, Pecan Bisquettes are perfect for that golden brown turkey on Thanksgiving or just any other poultry dish at your next cookout!

Here are our favorite recipes using pecan bisquettes:

Smoked Turkey Burgers Recipe

This is a delicious way to use turkey meat. By smoking the turkey burgers you give this simple recipe extra flavour. You may use wood of your choice, but pecan or apple bisquettes will work well.

Smoked Turkey Swiss Apple Cranberry and Pecan Grilled Panini Recipe

This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers, when you don’t know what to do with so much smoked turkey meat. Or for one of those busy days when you do not have the time to go to the stove and cook.

Smoked Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Try this Smoked Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Poppers recipe. Then, pop a few of them in your mouth and feel the burn. Bacon, cheese and jalapeños – what’s not to love? It will be a little tricky to make jalapenos stand on end, but we give you instructions on that too. Use wood of preference to smoke them, but maple. hickory or pecan will work good.

Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe

Serve as a healthy side dish or as a main dish for your vegetarian friends. Anyway, Smoked Corn on the Cob is delicious. Use Pecan wood for a better taste.

Final Thoughts

Similar to hickory but a little more peppery, but not as strong. Good for most poultry and can stand up to big game as well! Adding a rich taste of pecan to pulled chicken or brisket will bring a pungent yet sweet flavour to your plate. Experimenting with adding flavoured bisquettes to the recipe makes smoking even more delicious. Don’t forget to check out our collection of pecan-related recipes!

Don’t forget to check out the Bradley Smoker Blog for more deliciously simple food smoking tips & tricks for your next cookout!