Dad's smoked fish (Blue Back)(Salmon)

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deb baldwin

By
@messinthekitchen

This is my Dad's (L McDonald) recipe. He makes the best smoked fish.He is now 84 and not able to go fishing, so his supply of fish is limited. When I went to Oregon last year, my daughter took me steelhead fishing and I gave him a fish so he could smoke it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
8 Hr
Cook:
5 Hr
Method:
Smoke

Ingredients

  • 8 fish
    (11" to 12" long)
  • BRINE

  • 2 c
    water
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 c
    apple juice
  • 1/8 c
    salt (do not use iodized salt)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • ·
    cherry or alder wood chips

How to Make Dad's smoked fish (Blue Back)(Salmon)

Step-by-Step

  1. Prep fish. You can use any kind of fish that you want. Small to large depending on your smoker. Large fish need to be cut up in smaller pieces.
    My dad has a small smoker so adjust if needed for larger ones.
  2. My brother-in-law uses this, but adds red pepper flakes & tobasco to his taste.
  3. Mix all ingredients for the brine. Mix up really good. Add your fish and leave over night.
  4. Next morning, remove fish. Set on paper towels and dab with paper towels. Do not wipe.
  5. Get your smoker ready. Spray racks with a non-stick spray for easier clean-up.
  6. Lay fish on racks, skin side down. Follow directions for your smoker.
  7. You will need at least 3 pans chips: Cherry or Alder wood chips. You can also use 1/2 cherry & 1/2
    Alder for each pan
  8. Smoke for 5 to 6 hours

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About Dad's smoked fish (Blue Back)(Salmon)

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #salmon #SMOKED



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