Salmon Candy with Q-View

Discussion in 'Fish' started by mfreel, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. mfreel

    mfreel Smoking Fanatic

    There's a good looking recipe for salmon candy on here that I modified a little for what I had on hand.  Here's the play by play:

    Day One

    Picked up a 2.25 salmon fillet from Sam's.  Sliced in 1.5" to 2" pieces.

    Cured it using one cup of a maple cure mix from my local guy, added a cup of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of chili powder.

    Mixed all of that in a large bowl and heavily dredged the salmon, skin off.

    Laid the sliced fillets in a 9x13" glass baking dish, making sure I added all of the extra cure mix. Stacked a few to make them fit.

    Covered with plastic wrap and into the fridge overnight.

    Day Two

    Rinsed the fillets with cold water and placed them on a rack that I sprayed with cooking spray. The fillets lost A LOT of water overnight.

    Put on a coat of maple syrup.

    Cold smoked 4 hours with Pitmaster from Todd.  I put some more maple syrup on at 2 hours in.  There's going to be drippage, so use a pan or aluminum foil.

    Turned on the heat and smoked an additional 2 hours at 175 until an internal temp of 135.  

    This stuff is a gooey mess and some of the best smoked salmon I've ever had.


    Ready to go.

    In the cure/sugar mix and ready for the fridge.

    Ready for the smoker.  Note the color change.

    All done.

  2. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Looks awesome!

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