Squaw candy and Smoked King Salmon on the Smokin'-It #3

Discussion in 'Fish' started by dert, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Started with this last fall, FIRST of the last fall run on the Sac river:







     
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  2. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Got some extras from my brother and brought back to MN:



     
  3. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Made a cure for the candy, 1c salt, 2c brown sugar, 1/2c homemade maple syrup:



    Cut into cubes
     
  4. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Here's the recipe for the remainder:

    Here is the recipe (from my dad who's been smoking salmon for 40 years , via my mom):

    1 gallon water
    2 c pickling salt
    1/3 c brown sugar
    1/2 of 1/3 c maple syrup
    1/2 of 3/4 c lemon juice

    Soak 55 minutes.
    Rinse off.
    Dry overnite (several hours).
    Smoke...105 degrees 3-4 hrs.
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm betting this will be nice!

    I'll hang around to find out!
     
  6. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    All chopped up and ready to go into the brine in this case I only made a half a gallon's worth







    Skin side up for the next 55 minutes I put it in at 12 o'clock on Sunday, January 3, 2016

     
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  7. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    I added about 12 ounces of real apple cider because I needed the measuring container
     
  8. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    The candy is completely liquified...1:30 in:

     
  9. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Drying them out now...





     
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  10. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Backside...






    After 1.5 hours...dry:

     
  11. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Filled the amazen with Apple...




     
  12. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    In she goes at 2:15 PM:



     
  13. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Squaw candy will marinate overnight and get smoked Monday!
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
     
  15. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Dert, Look great!

    Whats up with the info your given us? One picture you've got pine trees in the background and the next you've got banana trees in the background. Are you catching salmon where pine and banana trees grow in the same place? LOL
     
  16. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    I can't make this shit up in Sacramento they have both!
     
  17. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

     
  18. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Four hours cold smoke...





     
  19. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Here's the candy...




     
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  20. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Now I'm going to bring the salmon up to temp with cherry...
     

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