Steelhead With One Q-View Pick

Discussion in 'Fish' started by heubrewer, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. heubrewer

    heubrewer Meat Mopper

    Been on a Steelhead smoking kick of late, once a week we have been firing up the MES and putting two fillets on.

    I picked them up at Costco, Do they count as wild caught if pick them up on a Saturday early afternoon :biggrin:

    Steelheads on the MES 30 are nice as you can put a whole fillet on a rack without cutting

    Anyway a very simple brine and smoke

    Brine for 2 hours then on the smoker (no I do not wait for the pellicle to form) then dust with a little ground black pepper.

    I put them in the smoker first then let them ramp up to temp with the smoker. I set the smoker for 230F. Usually done in just over an hr

    Brine is

    4 cups water
    6 tablespoons salt
    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    Once in the smoker I smoke until the fattest part of the steelhead is 150F.

    Any of your favorite woods will do, mostly use alder for "convention" but today I used orange wood

    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015
  2. That slab of Salmon looks great

  3. heubrewer

    heubrewer Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the compliments. Both kids LOVE smoke salmon. Hard to beleive something so good is so easy to make. Almost feel guilty...almost....
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    HB, looks tasty !!!!!
  5. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    HEU nice job on the Steelhead.
  7. It looks GREAT! I like your secret fishing hole [​IMG].

    Happy smoken.

  8. Will you be sending mine out pretty soon ?

  9. heubrewer

    heubrewer Meat Mopper

    Thanks everyone. One of our local fish supply stores just recentlly remodeled and was closed for a significant amount of time. Prior to the remodle their smoked salmon was priced the same as their fresh salmon. Since the remodel the cost for smoked fish literally is double the price of the fresh fish.

    Happy smoking one in all.. got to fetch som BB ribs out of the smoker.

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