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Sockeye in the Pellet Smoker

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Nothing fancy here, just a quick smoke.

 

We were grocery shopping and pink salmon was on sale. I was going to get some but She Who Must Be Obeyed said she wanted the sockeye salmon. There is not doubt that sockeye is better salmon but it was also double the price. In addition to the fact that she must be obeyed, the missus is a beautiful woman who spoils me rotten. It is a good idea to treat her right. So, we got the sockeye.

 

By the time we got home I didn't have time to brine it or do anything else fancy. I put it on a piece of foil that I cut out to the shape of the fillet. I dried it with paper towel and rubbed a very light layer of oil on it. I gave it a good shake of Louisiana Grills Mesquite Rub.

 

 

I preheated the pellet smoker to 225 F with pitmaster pellets and put the fillet in the grill.

 

 

I smoked it to an internal temperature of 155 F.

 

 

We served it with steamed vegetables, fettucine and marinara sauce.

 

 

The Verdict

 

There are many different varieties of salmon. The cheapest are pink or chum salmon and farmed salmon. A good piece of wild sockeye is just so much better than the cheaper cuts. It has a fresh salmon taste and a great texture. The touch of smoke from the lower temperature and longer cooking was nice. The mesquite rub gave a nice salty smoke flavour that enhanced the smoke from the pellets.

 

I am finding that food cooked in the pellet smoker seems to moister than food I used to cook on the grill or in my prior smoker. I believe that is from the constant movement of hot air around the food.

 

This was a real treat but no less than She Who Must Be Obeyed deserved. Just don’t tell her how easy it was on the pellet smoker.

 

Disco

post #2 of 19

Nice job on your salmon. Your new grill looks like it's treating you well!

 

:points:

post #3 of 19

Nice Job, Disco!!Thumbs Up

 

That plate is Killer!!:drool---------------:points:

 

Did you know that would make Great Bear Bait (Hint)!!!:drool:drool

 

 

Bear

post #4 of 19
Hot smoked salmon is something the bride and the boys love. Yours looks spot on!

Nice work, and it seems your birdie has good taste....
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post
 

Nice job on your salmon. Your new grill looks like it's treating you well!

 

:points:

I have to admit, I love my grill. Thanks for the point!

 

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Nice Job, Disco!!Thumbs Up

 

That plate is Killer!!:drool---------------:points:

 

Did you know that would make Great Bear Bait (Hint)!!!:drool:drool

 

 

Bear

Bear, thanks for the point but you are always welcome here for any dish you want!

 

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Originally Posted by CrankyBuzzard View Post

Hot smoked salmon is something the bride and the boys love. Yours looks spot on!

Nice work, and it seems your birdie has good taste....

Thanks, CB. She Who Must Be Obeyed has good taste in everything except men (whew).

post #6 of 19

Disco nice job on a fast smoke.

Richie

post #7 of 19
Tasty meal Disco! Nice smoke!
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

Disco nice job on a fast smoke.

Richie

 

 

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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Tasty meal Disco! Nice smoke!


Thanks, Richie and Case. The best part was She Who Must Be Obeyed liked it.

post #9 of 19
Good looking Disco! Can't wait to fix my pellet grill so I can get back on it. I haven't used it in months (as you can tell no posts 😡)
post #10 of 19

Looks great!  I agree, Sockeye is SO much better than that farm raised Atlantic stuff- I've got a pellet pooper and an electric, I find that it comes out moister in the electric, though-

 

I usually use a bit of Chef Pauls Salmon Seasoning on it, nice mix of spices-   Never any leftovers!

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by smokinadam View Post

Good looking Disco! Can't wait to fix my pellet grill so I can get back on it. I haven't used it in months (as you can tell no posts 😡)

No smoking? I hope you get back up and running. Thanks for the kind words.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mbogo View Post
 

Looks great!  I agree, Sockeye is SO much better than that farm raised Atlantic stuff- I've got a pellet pooper and an electric, I find that it comes out moister in the electric, though-

 

I usually use a bit of Chef Pauls Salmon Seasoning on it, nice mix of spices-   Never any leftovers!

Thanks! It is interesting the different takes. I had an electric smoker and think my pellet smoker gives a moister product. I love how everyone has their own takes. It is one of the reasons this forum is so helpful.

post #12 of 19
Awesome looking plate Disco.... Good choice on the Sockeye..... 2thumbs.gif..
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

Awesome looking plate Disco.... Good choice on the Sockeye..... 2thumbs.gif..


Thanks, Dave. I really didn't have much choice on the Sockeye. She Who Must Be Obeyed sort of voluntold me. Of course, she has good taste in everything except men.

 

Disco

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

Awesome looking plate Disco.... Good choice on the Sockeye..... 2thumbs.gif ..


Thanks, Dave. I really didn't have much choice on the Sockeye. She Who Must Be Obeyed sort of voluntold me. Of course, she has good taste in everything except men.

Disco



Oh, that's BS..... She quit lookin' when she found you !!!! Didn't she ???? Don't answer that...
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post


Oh, that's BS..... She quit lookin' when she found you !!!! Didn't she ???? Don't answer that...


Har. She actually says she doesn't want to meet another man as who wants another of those.

post #16 of 19
Wow Disco, what a great thread... Very nice ! We love salmon & yours looks awesome ! icon14.gif

Oh, by the way... How I missed this thread is beyond me... biggrin.gif
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Wow Disco, what a great thread... Very nice ! We love salmon & yours looks awesome ! icon14.gif


Thanks, Justin. Salmon is a beautiful thing!

 

Disco

post #18 of 19

Disco,

Very nice presentation.  The tail end of the Salmon is my favorite portion.  Your  waaaayyyy better half has good taste when shopping for fish. 

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by cmayna View Post
 

Disco,

Very nice presentation.  The tail end of the Salmon is my favorite portion.  Your  waaaayyyy better half has good taste when shopping for fish. 


Thanks, cmayna. Fortunately, She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn't have good taste in men!

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