cold-smoked; cold-smoking; cold-smokes

transitive verb

: to smoke (food, such as meat, cheese, or vegetables) at a temperature typically between 65 and 85°F (18 and 29°C)
Her father caught the fish in summer by the net-full as a commercial fisherman while her mother would cure and cold-smoke hundreds of fillets …Joshua Partlow and Juliet Eilperin
Lightly cold-smoked tomatoes pervade the menu, whether as buried umami in a gumbo or a bright side to a filet of tuna.Matthew Korfhage

Examples of cold-smoke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Dahlia, the bartenders cold-smoke premium maraschino cherries three times using a bar smoker. Sunset Magazine, 24 June 2024 After the ham cures for a couple of weeks, it is cold-smoked. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 27 Jan. 2024 The creamy farmhouse cheddar is mixed with chive and onion—and after it’s aged, it is cold-smoked over oak chips for a smoky taste. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 27 July 2023 So is cream cheese, for gravlax or cold-smoked trout with dill. Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cold-smoke was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Cold-smoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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