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mzmann

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Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« on: September 17, 2011, 10:02:47 PM »

Ok, guys, probably shouldn't be sharing my secret family recipe but its just way too damn good not to!!! Hope you all enjoy!

1.   Buy Salmon Licence and go fishing, or go to local grocery store and just buy Salmon. Buy young salmon, not fat ones they take too long to smoke properly.
2.   Buy or steal a 1 gallon glass pickle jar.
3.   Clean salmon, and cut into desired size pieces.
4.   Wash Salmon and let air dry for 1 hour prior to putting into brine.

Brine Ingredients:
•   3 Cups Water preferable bottled.
•   1 Cup China Lily Soy Sauce  China Lily has better flavour,
•   1 Cup Cherry Wine or Juice
•   4-5 Cloves of crushed garlic
•   1 Tsp Onion Powder
•   1 Tsp Ground black pepper
•   Ύ Cup Demerara Sugar
•   Ό Cup Course Salt, (Pickling salt)
•   2-3 Drops of Hot Sauce, I use 4-5 drops

Mix Brine in Glass jar
•   Mix all dry ingredients together.
•   Heat 2 cups of water – add to dry ingredients and stir until all dry dissolved. Hot water dissolves dry powder easier.
•   Add all remaining ingredients ensuring the remaining liquids are chilled to cool brine down after powders are dissolved. Then stir for 10 minutes to ensure good mix.
•   Add salmon to jar until full; remember to ensure Salmon stays submersed in brine.
Marinate Over night (6-8 Hours)
Remove from jar, rinse in cold water until clean
Place on racks, pat dry with paper towel. Let air dry for 1 hour before smoking.

Preheat Smoker, with wood chips. Approx: 100-140F (Fat Salmon needs more heat)
Spray smoking racks with Pam cooking spray, stops salmon from sticking.
Smoke in Cherry, & Apple wood chips for 6-8 hours. Fat Salmon takes longer because it‘s thicker.
Use small amounts of wood chips, approx- ½ cup Apple/Cherry each per burn.
Turn Salmon after each burn, approximately every 2 Hours.
On last burn, warm up 1 cup of Real Canadian Maple Syrup (Good Luck)
Baste salmon on both sides lightly, then finish smoke cycle.

Remove from smoker, place on clean racks and cool for 1 hour. Then shrink wrap or just eat it. 
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mzmann

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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 11:27:23 AM »

To any who have decided to try this.....any comments and criticism will be well taken and appreciated :)
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 07:05:47 AM »

Haven't tried it yet - sounds yummy - I'll have to give it a go in the comming months.  Have you tried this with Coho or Pinks?
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mzmann

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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 10:08:19 AM »

Haven't tried it yet - sounds yummy - I'll have to give it a go in the comming months.  Have you tried this with Coho or Pinks?

Haven't tried it with pinks myself....but have tried it with chinooks, coho and sockeye and all were fantastic!!....even though this is our own recipe so may be a bit biased, I can honestly say that this is by far the best smoked salmon I have ever tried!!.....and this is coming from someone who does it mainly for the sport or to give my missus's /rest of family some fish on the table as I am not the biggest fan of fish myself for the most part but I still can't seem to get enough of it when prepped this way!!  ;D
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 10:17:30 AM »

mzmann,

May I ask for the amount of brine you posted, how many pounds of fish is it for? say 5 pounds? 10 pounds?

Thanks
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 08:54:27 AM »

mzmann,

May I ask for the amount of brine you posted, how many pounds of fish is it for? say 5 pounds? 10 pounds?

Thanks


hmmm, good question as I never weighed or anything, lol.....I am going to just take a guess at somewhere between 7 and 10lbs worth of meat.......what I would do usually is just make the brine up and put as much in it as I could with still ensuring all was fully submerged and with still a bit of room to breath.....not jammed full and not drowning only a pound or 2 in it, lol. If I had lots left over I would make up another batch and if only a little left over then it was onto the bbq for snacking on while smoking, lol
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 10:36:17 PM »

Thanks, I think close to 10 pound is about right, I weight every time. for my little chef to full, it is about 10 pounds fish.
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 07:13:13 AM »

No probs, and yeah that sound about right as I used a little chief smoker as well most of the time.......hoping that I get the digital bradley for xmas from the missus though  ;D
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 01:54:19 AM »

thanks for this!
i'll have to show my father, he's a big meat smoker...
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 11:15:09 PM »

Well I tried this with rainbows I caught 2 days ago cause I release all my springs I do keep some coho every once In awhile but I tried it on trout and it tasted fricking awesome I love better than my old smoking recipie thanks a lot man
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 08:53:48 AM »

no probs to all......it really is quite wonderful :)
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 07:35:15 AM »

I have some coho from this season and I am going to use your recipe. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Prepare yourselves for the BEST!!! :)
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 10:51:25 AM »

I have some coho from this season and I am going to use your recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Mmmmmm, bit jealous now that I have given most of mine away, lol........lemme know how you like it!
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