Face off: sockeye salmon vs farmed trout

Discussion in 'Fish' started by atomicsmoke, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Not really a face off...I like them both...just wanted the smoker full.

    With salt and some spices (sockeye on the right hand side).
     
  2. I been itching to get some more salmon into my smoker.  I'm jealous, good luck on your smoke!
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking fish Atomic.....  My favorite fish are Sockeye, White King Salmon, Black Sea Bass and Walleye....  Sockeye being #1...  an awesome flavored fish....   the other 3 are tied for #2.....   Enjoy your upcoming tasting fest....  
     
  4. Mine too Dave. It's a treat for us Easterners.
     
  5. myownidaho

    myownidaho SMF Premier Member

    Being in the Northwest, even though we're landlocked, I can occcasionally get sockeye filets for $8 a pound. I usually smoke around 20# every winter. I need it to warm up so I can get started on this year's supply!
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I envy you guys!

    I get my salmon at Sam's!

    Once in a while they will have wild caught steelhead, but it's mostly farmed salmon.

    Al
     
  7. A full smoker is...
     
  8. cmayna

    cmayna OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ......a lot of work   er...a happy smoker  [​IMG]
     
  9. Should be some tasty eating!
     
  10. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good!
     
  11. [​IMG]  I LOVE Salmon, Trout, just about anything that swims or lives in water! 
     
  12. Looks good!
     
  13. 14f outside. My big chief is struggling. Had to pull a cardboard box over it.
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I moved to Eastern Washington, that's when I modded my smoker with a 1500 watt table top element...   I smoked a lot of fish when it was below 20 deg. F....
     
  15. The salmon looks great Atomic.

    The Chief smoker, what a great little smoker tool - legendary.
     
  16. Ready for vaccuming

     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017
  17. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great! I should have followed your advice and made more.
     
  18. myownidaho

    myownidaho SMF Premier Member

    Great looking salmon! Based on the weather, I'm hoping I can get some in the smoker sometime next week.
     
  19. I find sockeye has a lox-like texture even when hot smoked. Unlike trout and Atlantic salmon which flake.
     
  20. Is just that there is a lot of work to brine, wash, dry, setup, cleanup. Might as well go big to bring down the labour unit "cost" (might be the engineer in me saying this).
     

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