brining trout

Discussion in 'Fish' started by ldrus, May 21, 2010.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    going to pick up some trout today for a saturday smoke how long do i brine them? i have read a few that say only a hr is this correct??
  2. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I never brine fish. I'll marinate in a non acidic marinade though. If you use a acidic marinade keep it short or the acid will start to "cook" the fish.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes I would only brine the fish for a short time maybe a hour to hour and a half maybe. The fish is so thin and it will turn to mush in no time too.
  4. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    I'm with FlaGriller (Jim) on this one. I never brine fish. Not even cheaper fish like catfish (although I VERY rarely eat them). Why not just enjoy the tasty Trout? [​IMG]

    FWIW, to change things up, go to a local Spanish/Mexican grocery store and pick up some fresh/frozen Banana leaves - and wrap the fillet in one. Apply tasteful spices/marinade and seal the leaf and leave on grill for a little while. VERY good.

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