Smoker Box

Gas grill smoker boxes are nice when used with grilled fish, chicken or steak, imparting a wonderful mesquite wood chip flavor to the meat. Smoker boxes for gas grills can be found at your local kitchen supply stores or home improvement center. They are also available for sale online. 

Smoker boxes are built to hold wood smoking chips and are placed over the burners to produce smoke flavor for your grilled food. The smoke escapes through the holes and fills your grill with smoke-flavored goodness. 

Mesquite chips go well with most seafood. To begin, pre-soak your wood chips at least 30 minutes before adding it to your smoker box. I usually fill the box a little more than half-way. 

Most smoker boxes are flat, but some grills can’t accommodate that. My smoker box is a triangular V-shape, which allows it to easily fit into my grill. 

Before buying a smoker box, measure the space between your grill and your burner to be sure it will fit. Once you place the smoker box on the grill, preheat your grill to high, cover the lid and wait about 20-30 minutes, or until the wood chips begin to smoke. 

Once the chips begin to smoke, set your grill on low heat and add the meat to your grill. For smoked fish, I marinate about four fillets in my lemon-herb marinade and place them on the grill. Close the lid and cook on low, allowing the fish to soak up the smoke flavoring.