My smoked trout recipe

Discussion in 'Fish' started by oldgrandman, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. oldgrandman

    oldgrandman Fire Starter

    This is my signature smoking dish. Sounds too simple and really is. Turns out an excellent fish if not rushed or burned. The tenderquick content may scare some, but try it. Everone I know is either lovin it or being way too over polite and lapping it up just to please me...

    Brine: 1 Quart pure maple syrup 1 quart water 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup tenderquick (equalize the liquid to salt depending on how much brine is needed)

    Meat: 1 large 10 pound plus trout (or 2 smaller trout) cut in filets with skin best to least order I like, Lake trout-brown trout-steelhead. I do not smoke salmon with these guys available [​IMG]

    Prep: Soak 3 days in brine. I use a 2 gallon zip lock and squeeze out the air-turning every half day.
    When done soaking, rinse and dry and let get to room temp. You know the drill...

    Smoke: Apple wood or cherry is what I use, smoke untill done per your smoker. My brinkman charcoal takes about 4 hours depending on the weather and fish.

    Tips: Get out the crackers n cheese and beer, or use in a dip or sandwich spread, you may also find it needs a little salting when eating it.

    I really get good reviews with this, hope if you try it, you do too!
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Oldgrandman! Thanks for sharing your recipe.[​IMG]
  3. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Sounds great. May have to try that this weekend.
  4. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Grand! I am save'n this as I hope to get time to do some trout fish'n this summer. Sounds great! I can't wait to try it. [​IMG]
  5. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love trout, thanks for sharing.[​IMG]

  6. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Will try it this spring, hopefully on some brownies and rainbow! Love smoked trout!
  7. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That sound like a winner to me too, and I've smoked a lot of fish. Does sound a tad heavy on the TQ but what the hell if it work it works.
  8. oldgrandman

    oldgrandman Fire Starter

    It really goes over well around here. I even let it soak up to 4 days or as little as two. The bigger filets I'd let go longer, smaller maybe not so long. And fish that are spawners are not the best for smoking if you ask me. Get them in their prime if at all possible.
    Another tip, get the skin off and remove the dark red stuff from between the skin and meat if you'll have it around more than a few days, helps keep it fresher tasting. Lasts a couple weeks like that just fine. Meant to throw that in the original post.
    Glad to contribute!

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