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Smoked up a steelhead trout

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A friend dropped off a steelhead trout. I am not a fisherman but I was thrilled to get my hands on this and get it in the smoker. I tried a dry brine this time as I usually use a wet brine. I was really happy with how it turned out. I brined it overnight and I was amazed how much liquid was drawn out of the fish - the pick below is after hours in the brine. I rinsed the brine off and let the fish dry to form a pellicle. Then in the smoker. Loved it. Nothing like smoked fish.

 

This was my dry brine recipe.

 

6 cups of brown sugar

1 1/2 cups kosher salt

2 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp ground black pepper

2 tsp cayenne pepper

 
 
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post #2 of 3

Man, that looks tasty...

 

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post #3 of 3

Wow, that looks delish!!! Great job!!!

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