My first, and definitely not my last, smoked Steelhead Trout (with pics)

Discussion in 'Fish' started by uncle eddie, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Normally we broil our salmon but today I tried smoking it for the first time.  My wife and I were blown away on how different the flavor was as compared to broiled.  We will definitely smoke more salmon in the future.

    We "went fishing" at Sam's and got a nice steelhead trout salmon with skin on.  It was about 2.2 pounds and was almost $20.  I seasoned it up about an hour before putting it in the smoker with our favorite salmon seasoning (that we also love on pork loin).


    I folded the thin parts under the main part of the salmon to help it cook more evenly.


    Since it was going to be a short smoke, we decided on mesquite and lit my AMNPS from both ends.


    Plopped it all in the pre-heated to 225F MES40.


    Even though the AMNPS was lit at both ends, I still had TBS (thin blue smoke)


    1 hour and 45 minutes later, it was at 145F.  Done and delicious.



    The smoke flavor was very nice and the dry rub seasoning still came through.  
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great post.   

    I have seen these at Sams and thought of trying them.  

    Now I will.

    Why the broiler pan?

    POINTS
     
  3. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I used the broiler pan because I was not sure how much moisture would accumulate under the salmon if a used a cookie sheet or similar.  As it turned out, a broiler pan was not needed as there was hardly any moisture accumulated in it.

    Thanks for the points!

    Ed
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job on the steelhead Ed!

    I usually put my salmon on a piece of foil in or a very shallow pan.

    I also put a few slabs of butter on top of it.

    I have to give you a point for a awesome looking piece of fish!

    Al
     
  5. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al and thanks for the points too
     
  6. griz400

    griz400 Smoking Fanatic

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