Quick Salmon Quesion

Discussion in 'Fish' started by smoking in ft. collins, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. I just picked up some wild caught Coho Salmon filets and planned on cooking them in the BBQ/Smoker. I was going to build a charcoal bed and add some wood for a smokey flavor.

    So what wood?

    I have Cherry & Hickory.

    Thanks in advance!

    John
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cherry... Hmm I give advice to an Avs fan? OMG!
     
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cherry! Hickory might overpower the Salmon
     
  4. Thanks! And it's OK that you have misguided alliances!
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    See you in a couple weeks. Pencil in the Wings AGAIN BTW ;{) Enjoy!
     
  6. My Favorite wood for Salmon is Alder. I did a combo of Alder and Hickory and it came out good this weekend...
     
  7. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Alder is the most popular wood for salmon, but I did mine with hickory and they came out great.
     
  8. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For fish, I'd go with Alder first however I do mix Alder & Apple with excellent results.
     
  9. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i've used alder, cherry, apple and maple for trout. all came out great.

    a blend of the four (if available) might be the way to go. i tried this with trout last time and it seemed to be the best yet - strong where it should be and subtle where it needs to be.
     
  10. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Are you going to brine them?
     
  11. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Always Alder........If No Alder is available, use Alder.
     
  12. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    while alder seems to be the most popular, I've had good luck with hickory when it was all I've had on hand. Never used cherry for salmon, but give 'er a shot.
     
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not to rough up feathers...but the man had hickory and cherry. End of story eh?
     

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