Just in time for my wedding this coming weekend my brother sent me a 80 lb. box of fresh caught Kenai River Reds !
I've been away from Alaska for 4 years, this is the first Red Salmon I've had since I left and wanted to share some with our wedding guests.
Started with five fillets
Made a simple brine -
1 cup non-iodized salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp black pepper
1 gallon water
chunked up the fish and ziplocked em in the brine 24 hours
Rinse, pat dry and wait for the pelicle...
Racked em up
Ran about 180* using hickory chips
5 hours later..... perfection !
The wedding ceremony and feast are this Saturday. I'll post some pics of the spread afterwards. God Bless y'all !!!