freezing smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by graggy, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. graggy

    graggy Newbie

    Hi, I put my salmon in a salt brine overnight then smoke it the next day. My question is can I freeze it and how long will it last in the freezer? Also if the salmon was frozen then thawed out before I smoked it can it be frozen again after its smoked?
  2. slysmoke

    slysmoke Smoke Blower

    I freeze salmon all the time, though I don't know how long it will keep as it usually gets eaten fairly quickly. I've heard 6 months or so for flavor/texture is a good ballpark.

    I refrigerate the salmon a minimum of 4 hours before I vac-seal and freeze. Maybe it's just me but it seems to set the oils in the fillets better prior to freezing. 

    Refreezing is fine as well.
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do a lot of Salmon which was frozen, thawed, smoked, and then frozen again.  The key is to use a good vacuum sealer before you freeze it.

    This past weekend I thawed and smoked Salmon that we caught and froze from August of last year.  Yesterday I caught and brought home two new Salmon which will be frozen tonight, after I process it.

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