Smoked Steelhead Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by rc1991, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. rc1991

    rc1991 Smoke Blower

    Picked up about a 2.5 lb steelhead fillet from Costco and decided to smoke using a recipe a friend gave me. Brined the fillet for about 6-8 hours and then smoked at about 250 for 2 hours with hickory. Fillet's were seasoned with just black pepper, cayenne,a and rosemary. It came out very good - nice and moist with a nice but not overpowering smoky flavor. Would definitely do this one again!

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  2. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    Cool Salmon is on the list to do soon, what kind of brine did you use?
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  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    This caught my attention, I love smoked steelhead and salmon. [​IMG]
  4. silverado2100

    silverado2100 Fire Starter

    isnt a steelhead actually a trout?
  5. vernski

    vernski Fire Starter

    Well Trout & Salmon are related but they are a separate specie's, Trout don't migrate while Salmon do go down-river to the ocean. There are many different types of Trout as there are Salmon. Just google for both and you will see the variety of them. Hope that helps you some....Vernski
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  7. rc1991

    rc1991 Smoke Blower

    Thanks! The brine was salt (about 1/2 the amt. normally used so 1/2 cup per gallon), cayenne pepper, black pepper, tarragon.
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yes Steelhead are a Rainbow Trout that goes to the ocean for a few years and returns to their birth river or stream to spawn but unlike Salmon they do not die after spawning.
  9. bigmatt

    bigmatt Newbie

    Looks good no matter where they swim.

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