Smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by tjohnson, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My neighbor got 30# of salmon from a vendor for "Free", so we smoked some up.

    I used Bearcarver's Smoked Salmon Recipe with a couple changes

    Here's the link:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/91264/final-smoked-salmon-with-recipe-instructions-and-qview

    Substituted Yoshida's Sauce for the Soy Sauce

    Reduced Salt to 1/4 Cup

    Skinned and cut up the fillets into smaller pieces.

    Into the brine for 6 hours.

    Out of the brine, and rinsed. 

    Towel dry and onto racks overnight to form the pellicle.

    Into the smoker for about 5 hours total, with Apple Pellets in my AMNPS.

    Internal 150°

    Fresh out of the smoker, the Salmon was fantastic.  It get's better after a day in the fridge.

    The flavor is awesome!!  Less salt and a little sweet, because of the Yoshida's Sauce and the reduction of Salt.

    Thanks Bear for a GREAT Step-By-Step!

    Todd

    2 Nice "Freebie" Salmon Fillets

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    Skinned and Cut Into Pieces

    The 2 larger fillets were saved for "Grilled Salmon"

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    Spices Used in the Brine

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    Apple Juice and Spices Simmering on the Stove

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    Into a ZipLoc for 6 Hours of "Brine Time" in the Fridge.

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    Out of the Brine, Rinsed and Towel Dry

    Overnight in the Fridge to form the Pellicle

    Yoshida's Sauce Must Have Stained the Salmon

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    Into My MES With Apple Pellets in My AMNPS

    Starting at 120° and Ramped Up The Temps Per Bearcarver's Step-By-Step

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    Pulled Smoked Salmon After 5 Hours

    Internal Temp was 150°

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    And, Of Course...........Bearview!

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  2. Ya know, the only way you could make Smoked Salmon using Bearcarver's recipe and your AMNPS better...

    ...is when the Salmon is free!

    Looks fantastic!
     
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Beautiful Todd. Where do you find Yoshidas down there? I can't find any around this area.
     
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SAMS Club is hit and miss

    I just broke into a piece, and Man It's Good!

    Better the 2nd day for sure!

    Todd
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    WOW that looks great Todd !!!!  Wish I had just 5lbs...Nice job !
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My neighbor got the salmon for free

    I smoke it and keep 1/2

    Fair deal for both of us!

    Todd
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Aw Man!!!!!  That Looks Great !!!!

    That's a lot of Great snacking there, Todd !!!!

    I hope my Son gets his butt up to NY soon, and brings a mess of Salmon home !!!!

    That's how I get my free ones. [​IMG]

    Nice BearView too!!!

    Bear
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some great looking salmon Todd!

    That should be enough snack food to keep you going to the Super Bowl!
     
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bear's Step-By-Step was EZ to follow and turned out some great salmon

    Thanks Bear for doing the trial and error for me!!

    TJ
     
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great, Todd!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This salmon looks great  Todd i love the color on them [​IMG]
     
  12. Great job on them!  They look AWESOME!!  Went to Port Washington, WI this weekend and brough back 8 kings/cohos.  I have a recipe that the family has used for years, but I'm definitely going to use Bearcarver's Step-By-Step for some of them!
     
  13. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    Great job Todd.. Love the Views! Take Care, Smokin- K
     
  14. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Man I wanna try that but Salmon is a little pricey and I'm scared I'd ruin it.
     
  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Sams Club and Costco have some pretty good prices on frozen salmon

    I'll definitely do it again!

    Nothing to be scared of, just follow Bear's Step-By-Step and you'll be OK!

    Todd
     
  16. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I buy all of my salmon from Sam's club and its great. I buy the fresh stuff though. It can get kind of spendy if you do a bunch but its worth it.
     
     

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