Salmon dinner a' la WSM

Discussion in 'Fish' started by jirodriguez, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kids wanted some Salmon for dinner, and since we live in the Pacific NW I did what any mans-man would do........ and scooted down to my local Costco and picked up a nice big fillet of salmon. [​IMG]  I cut it into 4 big chunks and gave it a bath of sesame oil, soy sauce, Yoshida's, and sweet chili sauce.

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    Loaded up the WSM with 1 chimney of lit Lazzari lump and 3 small pieces of cherry wood, no water in the pan, and all vents 100% open. Put the salmon on when it hit 250°. [​IMG]

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    Half hour later it was done.... had that perfect doneness of flaking, but not dried out. [​IMG]

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    Piled onto a plate of pure goodness! There were no left overs! [​IMG]

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  2. I am not a big fan of salmon but that looks amazing! [​IMG]
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That Salmon looks mighty tasty, Johnny!

    Kids must have been real happy!

    One question---When you hook into one at Costco, do you loosen up the drag & play them awhile, or do you tighten it up & horse them in quick to keep them fresh?

    Bear
     
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just grab them with my bare  hands and wrestle them into the cart! LOL
     
  5. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Looks positively astounding! Great post. Now I gotta go plan a fishing trip to my Costco thanks to you. [​IMG]
     
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice catch Johnny....looks good. I'm down here in Albany and love fishing at the Costco, you never get skunked. They also have the Yoshida in huge jugs...lol
     
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  8. smokinal

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

    Your salmon looks great, Johnny! We love salmon here too, only we catch ours at Sam's.
     
  9. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man o Man that looks great bet it was tasty.. Nice job[​IMG]
     
  10. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The salmon looks awesome. I can't go fishing at Costco I usually have to spend my time trolling around Sam's. 
     
  11. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all! It really was a great way to do salmon, and it's nice to actually smoke something for less than an hour.... lol. I have yet to get a bad piece of salmon at our local Costco, they do a real good job on a lot of their meats.
     
  12. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Mighty fine looking salmon!!!! I one of my favorites.
     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I'm not a bog fan of Salmon either but my wife could eat her weight in it. You sure have made it look good enough that I might just go get some and smoke it for her for tomorrows dinner special sinces our daughter is coming into town.
     
  14. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You might even like it this way mballi.... it really mellows out the fish flavor, for folks that aren't a huge fan. I think a good addition would be to hit it with a small amount of fresh lime juice right before serving it.
     
  15. now that sounds good! I have had store bought smoked salmon and didn't hate it, but didn't love it either... I have a feeling the fresh stuff is a going to be a completely different story.
     
     
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Very nice !!!!!!  You have to reel them in quick or the Sea Lions will get them....Hate them Sea Lions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  17. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well last time I went out on a salmon fishing charter off the Oregon coast, I ended up catching a 79 lb. 6 ft. blue shark..... sealions didn't seem to bother him at all..... lol.
     
  18. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Speaking of which, have you check around the commercial docks in the Portland area to see if you have anyone selling fish off the boat, legally.  We have a couple up here in Bellingham and I can usually get some great looking salmon, which were caught up in Alaska and flash frozen  in St Petersburg.  The only way to get fresher is to catch your own.  And with all the fees and fuel and weather, well, sometimes you can snag one at Costco or Haggens (aka Top Foods) easier.  Have you done any tuna fishing yet?  Now that's a blast.  When I was stationed at Mt Hebo AFS, near Tillamook, my neighbor had a dory and he'd invite us to go out near Haystack Rock- Pacific City.  Ah the memories. 

    Oh, by the way, that's some nice looking salmon you got there.
     
     
  19. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I got all the ingredients to make some. All I need is wild caught. I ain't buying that pool raised China or Chile salmonstein  garbage at my local ...............! 
     
  20. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank You. 
     

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