Smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by smoker den, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Had a great Sockeye run in BC this year.  Here is a Qview of my first batch.  One dozen 7-8 pounders.

    In a dry brine overnight of pickling salt, brown sugar and garlic powder.  (very simple)


    Drying the next day...


    In the smoke...140 degrees - 5 hours (I like a hard smoke)...


    Ready for packaging...


    Now that's some smoked salmon!  Turned out delish...

    Den
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks Great Smoker Den What IT did you cook them up to? If you don't mind me asking? I am Jealous no Salmon around here. Thanks for sharing

    Richie
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks real good.....salmon prices outta sight....Willie
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke!

    We had a record breaking year for Coho off the Oregon Coast. Unfortunately I was only able to make it out trip! I've gotta get my 2 into the smoker soon!
     
  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    eh........not bad if you like fish  [​IMG]

    Seriously, very nice looking batch of Salmon you did there.    For Salmon that size, you should consider doing some smoked Lox. Makes a wonderful winter treat for guests.  All my Salmon filet's are way too thick for my likings for Lox so I gotta smoke em.
     
  6. Not sure what the IT ended up being. I just smoke the crap out of them until they are nice and firm.

    Not a big fan of the lox. Now smoked salmon on a cracker accompanied by a nice cold one, doesn't get any better...

    Den
     
  7. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful. Can't say enough how blessed you are in the West with such "bounty".

    How long does the season run? I bought 10lbs of fillet (sockeye) to cold smoke. The temps here won't be low enough for cold smoking until nov-dec so I froze it. In water.
     
  8. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Out of sight? On the west coast?
     
  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wild salmon 10 bucks a pound here in Oregon....
     
  10. Not sure if there will be another commercial opening this year, it's getting late in the season.

    Prices are very reasonable, off the dock, headed, tailed, gutted, 7-10 lbs, $15-20 each.

    I stocked up, have another couple of big smokes waiting in the freezer!
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    $18-20 per pound on my side of the hill!!!
     
  12. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    $11-12 if you buy off a commercial boat
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014
  13. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cmayna,
    Whole fish or lb?
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014
  14. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Price per pound for wholefish which is fish gutted but still has head & tail on.
     
  15. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    $15 for a 10 pound dressed fish .......
    your buying them off the Cinnamon Boys ....   LOL [​IMG]

    im in salmon country up here and am lucky enough to catch all i ever need.

    Goliath
     
  16. fastback

    fastback Fire Starter

    Normally family members drop by with a lot of fish for me to smoke. It's been a slow few years so I grabbed a few pounds I'll happily be smoking tomorrow.

    My wife isn't a fan of seafood, or any fish, so a small ziplock will go over much better than 3-4 eight-quart bowls in the fridge.

    Great smoke above! I'd have to run three smokers to keep up [​IMG]
     
  17. That looks delicious, the smoker and all the racks look terrific, and the whole project looks fun! Great job! Cheers! - Leah
     
  18. Haven't seen it in Pennsylvania for any price !!! Everything here says Farm raised Chile. Not what I was looking for !!! Boone
     
  19. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Two weekends now of smoking both Silver Salmon which we caught up in AK plus some King Salmon that we caught a couple months ago. Talking about beibg spoiled or what?
     

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