Honey, garlic, whiskey glaze for cold smoked salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by crankybuzzard, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cold smoked some salmon not long ago and I kept the tail and belly trimmings back as a test.

    After slicing up all of the other salmon pieces, I left these whole and then glazed them while cold, with a mixture I concocted. After glazing, I sprinkled some dill weed on them and then packed up to rest in the frig for a week or so!

    I didn't take pics of the glazing and such since I wasn't thinking that it would be all that great. I was way wrong!

    Vac packed and off to the frig

    Pulled from the frig and dumped on a plate for sampling. Didn't get anymore pics, the bride and I wore the pieces out! We didn't slice them, just picked them up and ate!



    I'm not a big fan of salmon, but I'm doing this again as soon as I have room in the frig to cure! Next time, I'm glazing one at the mid smoke point.
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm going to dig a hole under your fence.
     
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just come through the gate like the rest of our friends do, the dog tends to mangle critters coming under the fence. :biggrin:

     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do have fun running a canine totem here.

    Have you considered a combination of honey with a bit of habanero? Or salt and dill?
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is the first glaze I've made, so no I haven't yet, but the wheels are turning for the next round. I have some habanero mango jelly we made that I love, without pectin, that juice would be pretty good I think.

    Here's what I did for the honey, garlic, whiskey glaze.


    1 - head garlic peeled and sliced
    3 - cups water
    1 cup honey
    1 - Tbs lemon juice
    1/3 c - brown sugar
    100 ml crown

    Boil sliced garlic and lemon juice in water until reduced to about 1 cup. Then put into blender and purée.

    Put purée back into pot and add brown sugar, and honey. Simmer a while and then add whiskey. Simmer until reduced by about 1/2.
     
  6. I'm in   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks excellent!

    Al
     

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