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"Cmayna" You made a monster

post #1 of 16
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Cmayna, (Craig) you have made a monster out of my neighbor!! Ever since you gave me the recipe (and thank you) and I made this smoked salmon I have had great raves about it..BUT!!..My neighbor can not get enough of it...Constantly asking me to smoke it for him..

 

Here is the latest batch for him,,since I am not a fish fan he brought me a case of beer and a cryo pack pork butt for some sausage making later on. (hopefully this weekend) If my first grand kid does not show up,,, Yeppers I am about to be a 1st time Gramps. 

 

I figured this is about 16lbs of salmon I did for him and he told me he has double that in his freezer he wants me to do for him,,,(sigh) 

 

Anyways here are some fresh salmon right out of the Salmon River of Idaho down around the Riggins area is where he caught these at last yr. 

 

4 cups brown sugar,

1 cup Kosher salt,,,

and the last 15-30 min coat some warm honey on each piece with a turn or two of coarse black pepper.

 

I cover all fish in mixture of brown sugar and salt and rest over night in fridge,, next day take out and set on racks to form a Pellicle 

 

CRAIGS RECIPE IS THE BOMB JUST WATCH OUT FOR NEVER ENDING REQUEST :ROTF

 

Thanks again Craig this is great,,,, 

 

 

below pic is fish in for a few hours 

 

 

Here they are after an overnight stay in fridge 

 

 

Two days of smoking in the MES 30 - these are some thick pieces 

 

  

 

Shop was nice a cool rest them before into the smoker

 

I do not rinse fish out of brine, I just use my index finger and thumb and kinda wipe them off. 

 

I put them in a warm smoker 130* for one hour, then 145* for an hr then 160* till IT of salmon hits 145*

 

This batch I smoked in Apple pellets with My Mailbox mod, on the MES30 

 

 

Honey going on

 

 

Coarse black pepper and back into smoker 

 

 

Finished product 

 

 

My neighbor is now happy 

 

Thanks for looking

 

A full smoker of salmon is one happy neighbor,,,keep your neighbors happy Beer.gif

 

DS

post #2 of 16

DS,

Very nice job, but two days in the smoker?  Wow!   Here's an idea regarding the honey application, instead of pulling the fish, apply honey and back into the smoker, what I do now is immediately after I pull the fish from the smoker to cool down, I brush the honey mix onto the pieces while they are still very warm.  Quickly lightly dust the pieces with pepper. Once they have cooled down, they have absorbed most of the honey mix.  Honey mix is simply watered down honey.  I typically refrigerate the finish product overnight and then package them up next day.

 

This Sunday, I'm doing another batch in my MES40.

 

BTW, you have a very lucky neighbor.

 

Craig

post #3 of 16

DS You are a good neighbor and that Salmon looks good Points for you being you

Richie

 

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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by cmayna View Post
 

DS,

Very nice job, but two days in the smoker?  Wow!   Here's an idea regarding the honey application, instead of pulling the fish, apply honey and back into the smoker, what I do now is immediately after I pull the fish from the smoker to cool down, I brush the honey mix onto the pieces while they are still very warm.  Quickly lightly dust the pieces with pepper. Once they have cooled down, they have absorbed most of the honey mix.  Honey mix is simply watered down honey.  I typically refrigerate the finish product overnight and then package them up next day.

 

This Sunday, I'm doing another batch in my MES40.

 

BTW, you have a very lucky neighbor.

 

Craig

Sorry this was two separate batches,, One Saturday and one Sun. that is a good Idea with the honey I was having one heck of a disaster going on,,luckily my son was helping me on this batch and wasn't as bad as it could have been. 

 

Steve 

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

DS You are a good neighbor and that Salmon looks good Points for you being you

Richie

 

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Thanks Richie... I have a good little neighborhood I am proud to live in. Most of them would take their shirt off their back even if they did not have another one to put on to help the neighborhood

 

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post #6 of 16

What species of Salmon is this?   Did your neighbor catch his?  Looks fantastic.

post #7 of 16
Looks great DS! POINTS!
post #8 of 16
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What species of Salmon is this?   Did your neighbor catch his?  Looks fantastic.

This is what they call a ocean going Chinook Salmon, Yes he caught these using a lure with some herring tied to it. 

 

They hatch here, head for the ocean, and I think they stay there for a couple of yrs then back to where started, spawn and die,,,Lots of bear in late summer feeding in the rivers. 

post #9 of 16
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fat finger double post LOL 
post #10 of 16
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Looks great DS! POINTS!

Thanks DS,,, 

post #11 of 16

Awesome DS!

 

The color on those is unbelievable!

 

POINTS!

 

Al

post #12 of 16

DS, looks tasty,tasty, and tastier !

post #13 of 16

Beautiful salmon!

 

Would you like another neighbour?

 

Points, DS.

post #14 of 16

DS

 

Great looking salmon. :points:

 

I need to try this out.

 

Larry

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Awesome DS!

 

The color on those is unbelievable!

 

POINTS!

 

Al

Thanks Al, yep been having a great reviews 

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DS, looks tasty,tasty, and tastier !

Thanks,, Yep they tell me its good,, not a big salmon eater

 

DS
 

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