smoked lake trout/whitefish w qview

Discussion in 'Fish' started by erain, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    fish from fishing trip to canada last w/e, some lake trout...

    closeup showing the fat in between the flakes which makes this a most desirable smoking fish

    a couple whitefish

    another closeup of the flesh... you wont see this in walleyes or pike etc... only in the salmon family. which is why they are the best fish for smoking.

    cut the fillets in pieces, i have a few people i need to give a piece to and i need to break it down from whole fillets so it makes it easier to divy up.

    the brine dry ingredients,pickling salt,brwn sugar, and garlic salt.

    put the fish pieces in brine and let soak for 24 hours, gave them a 6 hour fresh water soak.

    i saved one slab of whitefish, and one of laker and just for the heck of it decided to try some with T/Q.

    also some garlic/herb powder and a lil cajun seasoning. wrapped in saran wrap and let set in fridge for 8 hours.

    fish outta brine and soaked, slabs soaked and seasoned, blotted dry with paper towels and into these big cookie sheet sized pans. set out on back of my toneau cover on pickup to allow pellicle to form

    last minute decision to cut the cured slabs up, so i can taste and get 5 other opinions

    just before putting brined fish in smoker i like to add a tad of brown sugar to the meat. it sort of starts to melt, work it around so evenly covered.

    smoked over sugar maple @aprox 200 deg til just flakes at thickest portion. whitefish on left, lake trout on right.

    thks for cking my pics.
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  2. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Man that all looks great...[​IMG]

    for catching and smoking the beautiful fish
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful Erain, they look perfect! I don't suppose I'm on that list of peoples am I? LOL
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Erain !
    Thanks for showing.

    Points to you from PA.---->[​IMG]

  5. Those look great.I like whitefish but not much of a lake trout fan.The brother in-law has been up on Mille Lacs and getting a limit of whitefish and we have been smoking them at a buds house.He has an electric puck smoker and can keep the lower temps.They sure don't look as good as yours,very nice.
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent! Lots of good Omega 3 going on there.[​IMG]
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great, my next smoke is going to be fish , so I am reading all I can
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job on those fish cuts erain. [​IMG]
  9. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Looks fantastic. Great post [​IMG]
  10. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good. I have never had lake trout.
  11. those look really good, nice job on them.
  12. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Erain.[​IMG]
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking fish there.[​IMG]
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent smoke, the fish looks just great. Points tp you my friend.
  15. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Trout...[​IMG]
  17. ezmoney

    ezmoney Meat Mopper

    Excellent work!
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man oh Man there Erain that looks fabulous and really yummO too.
  19. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those fish look great, did you spritz em during the smoke and what was time? two hours?
  20. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great! Smoked lake trout is delicious, never had smoked whitefish though.

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