do I need a brine for salmon

Discussion in 'Oregon Members' started by lonnie t, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. hi just moved here from IA never used a brine on salmon and it came out fine. do i need it or not
  2. Hello lonnie t

    No you don't.  I have have tried brines and not cared much for them. Before I smoke salmon I put them in a zip lock bag with "Italian dressing" squeeze the air out and zip it. A few hours or overnight in the fridge works good.  The oil in the dressing keeps the meat from drying out ( i don't use a water pan ) and the spices add to the flavor.   Happy smokin

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