Smoked Salmon Bones

Discussion in 'Fish' started by cmayna, May 1, 2016.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Morning everyone, Here's some pics from yesterday of my Salmon Bones (carcasses) smoke session. I collected 4 carcasses from our last two fishing excursions, which I would normally scrape clean to make Salmon Patties, but instead decided to try smoking them as is. After consulting with Mr. dirtsailor2003, I decided to go for it. First I broke them in half to make handling easier.
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    Then put them in my typical dry brine of a 4/1 ratio (dk brown sugar / non iodized salt), back into the fridge for 4+ hours. Sorry, no pics in the brine (my bad)

    On the racks to room dry for 2 hours:
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    Into the MES40 starting out with Alder for 2/3rd of the smoke session, finishing with Apple. Smoke first hour at 130, bumped to 140 for 2nd hour, bumped to 155 for 3rd, 4th and 5th hour. [​IMG]

    Case, sorry I didn't hang them. A little too lazy yesterday.
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    On the table cooling down. Mopped with a diluted honey while still warm followed with a very light sprinkle of coarse pepper.
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    Not sure how I would serve these on the boat. Might be too messy and the deck hands would probably get caught double dipping
    with their anchovy smelling fingers :biggrin: So maybe I will just scrape them clean to collect a Salmon mix. Perfect candidate for my Salmon log. Enjoy!
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Craig! That'll be a fun treat to take on the fishing trips!

    Points!
     
  3. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those do look good. Good on DS for the encouragement.

    Point.



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  4. smokinal

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

    Nice job Craig!

    No waste!

    I like that!

    They look delicious!

    Points for sure!

    Al
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great as usual, Craig!![​IMG]-----------[​IMG]

    I could sit & work on a bunch of that during a game on TV---Any type of game!!

    Nice Job!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone.  It was fun to try this method.  Now to figure out how to serve it on the boat tomorrow.  argh!
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome, that looks really tasty ! Nice job ! Thumbs Up
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pirate style, right off the bone!!!! Arghhhhhh!
     
  9. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So......for tomorrow I decided to scrape the bones of two carcasses to generate the meat for a Salmon Log.
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    Mixing with cream cheese, onions, lemon juice, tabasco sauce, horseradish sauce.
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    Formed and rolled into some chopped pecans
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    That served with crackers will please a few fellow fishing people.




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  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Serve it on top of one of the bone racks!
     
  11. Outstanding ! I've smoked salmon all of my adult life and don't know if I've seen any tastier looking !
    By the meat color looks lime Red Salmon ( Sockeye ) ?
    Points my friend !!
     
  12. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope it's king (chinook)


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  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Our out going Governor when first taking office 8 years ago was queried about the state logo, "Sportsman's Paradise". I won't go into specifics. But he stuck his foot in his mouth, he replied, he wasn't quite sure how that could be true, Louisiana although abundant in fresh and saltwater seafoods had no salmon.

    He got a letter from the state's seafood industry....LOL
     
  14. Nice job on the salmon candy!!!
     
  15. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those must be some abnormal salmons , coming with a bone rack.

    The one I get from the store is just meat (and skin).

    Awesome smoke. I would pick on those bones night and day.
     
  16. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    More future smoked salmon bones caught moments ago by yours truly


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  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A great day on the water! Grats 
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice catch Craig! How'd the salmon bones go over?
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful Salmon, Craig!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Looks a little too Rare !

    Bear
     
  20. great looking smoke and fish too.

    dannylang
     

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