IF YOU LOVE the outdoorsy flavor of meats and fish smoked slowly over hickory or mesquite but aren't crazy about getting out the smoker for small quantities of food, consider the Stovetop Smoker Cooker. It allows you to prepare just enough for one meal--in very little time and without the bother of constantly running outdoors. It consists of a heavy stainless-steel pan that looks like a cake pan, a drip tray, a cooking rack and a lid. You simply place the chips in the pan, then add the chicken breasts, fish, even vegetables atop the food rack, and cover. Any fat drips into the tray below, and the food steams healthfully in its own juices, while the wood chips impart a smoky flavor.
C.M. International's Stovetop Smoker Cooker is available at Mrs. Gooch's and Gelson's markets.