Smoked Salmon on a cold North West morning.

Discussion in 'Fish' started by h2so4ca, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. h2so4ca

    h2so4ca Meat Mopper

    Last night I decided to smoke up two winter Black Mouth ( King Salmon, the resident Kings that live all year here in Puget Sound)

    that I caught last week. 

    I use a dry brine of brown sugar, kosher salt, a bit of black pepper, and garlic powder. I let the fish sit fully covered in this mix for 8

    to 10 hours, Then I rinse it off and dry it and set it in a cool spot for about 3 to 4 hours to form a nice skin. Then into a smoker at 

    150 to 160 degrees for 5 to 6 hours. I was running Alder pellets in my Amaz n pellet holder in my electric smoker. I find that this combination gives me the best results rather then using the big Lang or any of my other smokers.

    The side of one of the Kings just going in. You can see my smoker temp probe in the middle there.

    Those same pieces after the smoke and resting before vacuum packing.

    Two of the fillets just out of the smoke and waiting to be vacuum packed as well.
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks nice, boy that really makes my mouth water. [​IMG]  

    Where do you usually fish?
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  3. h2so4ca

    h2so4ca Meat Mopper

    These came from Point no Point. Come summer our boat will be in the water every weekend and one or two days during the week when we can get away from work. I got one on Tue and one on Thursday.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  4. Nice looking smoked salmon...
  5. Beautiful! You're blessed to have access to such fabulous fish!!! Terrific to see!

    Cheers! - Leah
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, the color of that is off the charts! Thanks for sharing your method.

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