Wedding Feast Smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by smoked alaskan, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Just in time for my wedding this coming weekend my brother sent me a 80 lb. box of fresh caught Kenai River Reds !

    I've been away from Alaska for 4 years, this is the first Red Salmon I've had since I left and wanted to share some with our wedding guests.

    Started with five fillets


    Made a simple brine -

    1 cup non-iodized salt

    1 1/2 cups brown sugar

    1/2 cup lemon juice

    2 tsp ground ginger

    2 tsp black pepper

    1 gallon water

    chunked up the fish and ziplocked em in the brine 24 hours


    Rinse, pat dry and wait for the pelicle...


    Racked em up


    And...here...we...go......


    Ran about 180* using hickory chips

    5 hours later..... perfection !


    The wedding ceremony and feast are this Saturday.  I'll post some pics of the spread afterwards. God Bless y'all !!!
     
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man does that look good!

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

    Take plenty of photo's!

    Al
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! Congratulations!
     
  4. akdutchguy

    akdutchguy Meat Mopper

    Looks good. I have never used hickory for salmon. How did it turn out? I still prefer the copper river reds over Kenai, But I wouldn't turn down fish either. Nice job.
    Jason
     
  5. Looks awesome!  [​IMG]

    Congrats on your upcoming Wedding! Hope your lives are filled with many, many years of Happiness!

    Salmon looks awesome! Would LOVE to get my hands on some Alaska Salmon!
     
  6. Thanks much Al, will do on the pics for sure !

    Here's one of the meats and cheeses ( and 1 very cute ham ) I've been working on for the last couple months.


    This is 8 racks of ribs, 5 lbs tyaki pork loin, 5 lbs bbq loin, 12 lbs chicken,a gallon of beans, 3 lbs of deer jerky and about 5 lbs of various cheeses
     
  7. Thank ya Dutch ! 

    It came out excellent. If you like sweeter fish ya might want to add an extra cup of sugar, either brown or white.  As far as the wood chips I like the bite hickory gives to salmon. I've used other woods but hickory for salmon is my favorite.
     
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  8. Thank you Mom ! [​IMG]
     

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