Copper River Red Salmon!!

Discussion in 'Fish' started by alaskanbear, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just landed four Copper River Reds from a great friend.. GUESS whats gonna be smoked this weekend, mine that is, Wed & Thurs.?? no guesses??  dam, I thought it woudl be obvious!!  OH well-- (HINT)  they're red and some of the best tasting salmon in the world>> Give up?  damm, LOLOLOL

    Will fillet and brine tonight with first Q-View tonight or in the morning..

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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll be here !!!

    Could be late---Could be early, But I'll be here !!!

    And I can't wait to see them!!

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    Bear
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anxiously waiting!!!

    Your "New Toy" could be just in time!

    Pics Please!

    Todd
     
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Copper river is my favorite ! [​IMG]
     
  5. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The lil sweetie wife at home just informed me, that because my thumb is still in bandages and numb, she went ahead and filleted the 4 beauties for me.

    Now all I have to do is fillet the skin off and slace into appropriate size slivers for the brine!!  Pics will be coming tonight .

    Rich
     
  6. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well here we go my friends..

    Filleted and patted dry.[​IMG]

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  7. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The goodies for brine//

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  8. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    ALL MIXED AND READY TO WORK ITS MAGIC

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  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     I will be next to bear
     
  10. smokinal

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

    That salmon looks beautiful!

    Can't wait to see the finish!
     
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG!!!

    TJ
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Todd took my first words right out of my mouth!!!   OMG !!!

    Talk about RED !!!!   Those are awesome!!!!

    Here Ahron---I got the big tub this time!!---->[​IMG]

    Al will probably bring the beer.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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  14. smokinal

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

    That's right Bear, here I am. Brought one for you too.

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  15. I used to think all the tongue wagging about Copper River salmon was so much marketing hype. Then I had some. That sure shut me up fast. They are indeed one of the most full flavored salmon you'll find. And I can only imagine how much better they are in your own backyard instead of flow a third of the way around the globe. Bear you are a lucky man. :D

    A nice pic of the Copper River

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK---Just in case any of you have not seen this old one yet,

    Take a look while we await Alaskan Bear's Awesome Red Salmon!!!

    One of my favorites-----Click here:

     
  17. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    OK, brine is complete......

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  18. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Rinsed and ready for the air-dry process....

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  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow!!!

    More Red than cut up watermelon!!!

    Bear
     
  20. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Got my two AMZN smokers ready to fire up;  one with cherry and the big one with hickory... Pellet smoker not yet here,  25 miles to PO so cant just make a trip to fetch it with gas prices still over $4.00 a gal here..waaaaaaaa..

    Rich

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    Boy, can almost taste the fish...lolol

    Rich
     

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