Cold smoked salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by muscleoverimport69, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Stupid ? here. Is cold smoked salmon basically sushi. I mean is it still raw?
  2. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    no it is not sushi

    cold smoked salmon is cured salmon using a salt brine and slow smoked at low temp
  3. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    O ok sounds good. I love salmon and found a video on youtube about it will have to give it a try some day Thanks salmon
  4. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    smoked salmon is real easy to do if you keep it simple i cover the fillet with rock salt for 1 1/2 hours rinse and smoke at 120 for 4 hours using alder or cherry then i bump the temp up to 150 and smoke until fish is flaky and nice let cool and eat
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said, it's mighty tasty too!
  6. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Thanks you guys. Ill have to try it have u ever put it on a cedar plank while doing that.
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    cedar plank is only used for salmon when grilling.........not smoking
  8. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Thanks WD..
  9. I cold smoke a LOT of salmon.

    dry cure it overnight in the fridge, smoke as cold as you can get it for 4-5 hours.
    dry cure mix 3:1:1 seasalt:brown sugar:dried dill tips.
    thoroughly cover both sides of the salmon side and leave in fridge ovedrnight.
    iN morning pour off liquid and rinse rest of cure off the salmon and pat dry with kitchen paper.
    leave in fridge to dry out a bit. a few hours, normally does the trick. but overnight won't do it any harm.
    Smoke cold for 4-5 hours.

    It's best sliced very thin at an angle so you get decent sized slices.

    I'm doing some in a couple weeks so will post pics then :)
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As an aside, and pretty usless I suppose, but not all sushi is raw.
  11. lol but sushi has rice in it - I mean come on raw fish and maggots ?
    Does that sound appetising to you lol

    The thing with smoked salmon is that you've both cured and smoked it. Both are preserving techniques. Most people only like it thin sliced. Me I can eat it in chunks :)

    As an aside. If you want to make gravad lax. Use the same curing method as above but use 3:1:2 ratio. And weigh the salmon down with something heavy when it's curing. Maybe give it a full 24 hours as well. That's real good too :)

    Costco are having a £3 off a side of salmon sale in week or two (need to check dates again) so I'll be stocking up on the maximum allowed and smoking them all.
  12. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I really enjoy doing Nova style "lox". Yeah I know lox are not smoked

    I have done dry brine and liquid brine. Liquid brine makes for a more creamy texture. Dry brine gives a little more texture. Both are good.

    I don't brine very long. 4-6 hours max. Dry under a fan to form a pellicle

    Cold smoke over apple and cherry for maybe an hour and a half. I'm looking for a hint of smoke

    Great breakfast on bagels or toast with a smear of cream cheese, capers and red onions.

    Salmon is on sale at the local grocery this week. I plan to cold smoke some for tomorrow.
  13. ghost308

    ghost308 Fire Starter

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