Spring!

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by mike w, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Nice day today!
    (I smoked the garlic, jalapenos,and tomatoes in the salsa)
     
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was a glorious day wasn't it. I think today should be good too.

    Great looking ribs and salsa Mike It is a shame though that you are forced to use your smoker in the middle of a field [​IMG]

    I was erecting a small poly tunnel in the garden yesterday for growing chillies and today I will be cold smoking. Lightly smoking 25 salmon fillets for the freezer and 2 whole salmon that were caught by a friend - who wants them traditionally smoked.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  3. jockaneezer

    jockaneezer Meat Mopper

    Think if I'd caught two salmon,, I would just eat them. I really miss fresh salmon, I was brought up on it (thanks Dad) and can't abide the taste of the farmed stuff. Not a slur on your smoking abilities though Wade, I'm not like that Danny [​IMG]
     
  4. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Think Danny is getting a reputation !!!
     
  5. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stop getting at Danny. He can't help that he prefers to buy his Ribs from Tesco [​IMG]

     
  6. O yeah! Kick tha Yank!  What'd I say?  I wasn't even there that day.  [​IMG]   It brings a tear to my eyes to know I have the loyalty and respect of all the members of our Group.  [​IMG][​IMG]

    Hi Mike.  Looks like you have a much bigger garden.  Great looking food.  Like the look of that salsa.  Chunky and I'll bet great taste.  I am still playing around with mine.  Just not quite there yet IMHO but we are our worst critics.  I will be bringing some un-smoked cure added sausage for you to try.  I'll leave it to you to use the wood flavors you like.  I have yet to smoke anything in my new place.  Wrong time or bad weather.  See you on the 21st.  Yet to get that phone number.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  7. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    @ Danny

    You probably don't remember this. Some of us old timers will





    Dave
     
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  8. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Wade thanks! Yep field cooking at its best. I even have a scottish timber wolf there to guard the smoker :) I figured id move the smoker out off the patio, the wind was blowing pretty good and I didnt want the neighbors getting too much smoke in their windows. Hiw did your salmon turn out?
    Danny, im glad you reminded me about getting you my new number. Ill send you a message. The salsa was tasty but not much heat, my wife frowns on anything above 50 on the Scoville scale lol.I did sneak two jalapenos in though. :)
     
  9. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Mike - The salmon is still in the smoker. It was cured yesterday and left overnight in the fridge to dry. It went into the smoker this morning.


    The bottom rack and the couple of fillets on the top rack are farmed Norwegian salmon, however the middle rack is Scottish river caught salmon. They were all cured yesterday but notice the difference in colour. The farmed salmon is a much deeper colour. The green flecks on them is the fresh Dill from the cure. 
     
  10. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Wade that is a work of art! Looks great. I just finished putting a beef brisket into a curing brine to make corned beef (salt beef?) For St. Paddys day.
     
  11. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The fillets are out of the smoker


    The sides are still an and will take another day or so in there
     
  12. that salsa does look righteous!    You know, I dont think I have ever had freshly smoked fish - it seems to be such a popular item on here; I need to get my act together
     
  13. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Wade looks great! Im almostout of lox from Xmas and if salmon goes on sale any time soon ill be doing some more smoked fish

    Monkey, the salsa is really good :) pretty easy to make also. Lemme know if you want the recipe.
     
  14. IF we want the recipe??   GIVE OVER!!   See ya Saturday Mike!  [​IMG]   Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  15. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    Mexican salsa done in the semi traditional method :)
    4 large ripe tomatoes
    2 jalapenos (more if you dont have a wife that complains everything is too hot)
    4 garlic cloves
    4 spring onions
    Kosher salt
    Fresh cracked pepper
    Two limes - zest and juice
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Smoked paprika 1tsp
    1 bunch of fresh coriander leaves

    Hot Smoke two tomatoes, the jalapenos, and garlic cloves until the jalapenos wrinkle and tomato skins split. Normally you would char these over an open flame or in a dry cast iron skillet. I wanted to see how it turned out smoked. (225F for two hours with hickory)

    Next throw them in a food processor and pulse until broken up, add all the rest of the ingredients and pulse. You can do this in a mocajete (the stone bowl in the picture) or a mortar and pestel. Food processor is faster but sometimes I do it with the pestel. Start with the garlic and jalapenos first, then everything else, add tomatoes last since they contain the juice and make it messy. The coriander you would shred up. Bashing with the mortar and pestel releases alot of flavor.

    Cover and let set for a day to meld flavors. Serve with tortilla chips
     
  16. Hi MIKE.  I appreciate this recipe.  I make pico de gallo quite often and and a few jars of hot sauce now and then.  My trouble is that each time I go to make it I remember I wanted to write down a recipe the LAST time I made it ( Duh! Village Idiot! ).  [​IMG]   Each time I do it I have to start again.  Now I have a starting place that I can leave or tweek to my tastes.  Thanks for posting.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  17. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

     
  18. [​IMG]   Hi Dave.  The "village idiot" was trying to show what happens when you get old and forgetful and don't write things down.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  19. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Was taking the you know what !!
     
  20. Hello Dave.  SURE you were Dave.  OF COURSE I understand that.  [​IMG]   ZERO offense taken! if that was your worry.  The "village idiot" was just trying to explain why he was too stupid to follow his own advice.  [​IMG]   All is good Mate.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     

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