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Salmon Jerky

post #1 of 17
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Back in Feb of this year I attempted to make some salmon jerky that turned out to be too salty. I've been wanting to try again and finally got the opportunity. Used the suggestion by PitRow from the original attempt of using 4 parts brown sugar to 1 part salt. I used the splenda/brown sugar blend (instead of regular brown sugar) and kosher salt. Took a 3 lb salmon fillet and skinned it. Sliced it and put it in a bowl with the cure and mixed it well by hand.

Put it all in a zipper bag and then in a pan to prevent leaks and in the fridge it went overnight. This morning it was drained, rinsed and then went in the Bradley at 120 with apple. I was able to smoke it for 4 hrs before it decided to rain 2 hours earlier than expected. After scrambling to bring the salmon in the house, unplug and put away the Bradley it stopped raining. icon_mad.gif Sat the salmon on the kitchen table on some cooling racks and turned a fan on it to finish dehydrating.

All I can say is I have to stay out of the kitchen! icon_redface.gif Every time I go through I snag a sample and by the time the salmon is all dried there will be nothing left.

If you're interested, here is the link to the original post.
post #2 of 17
That sure looks good, I just got a Bradley so I may try making some salmon jerky since I love salmon. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 17
Awesome as always. Dawn !!biggrin.gif
post #4 of 17
Looks great!.... Would you change the salt/brown sugar ratio? Or did you nail it @ 4/1?
post #5 of 17
Looks wonderful. Salmon candy!!
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
I can highly recommend it.

I would leave it as it is. It isn't too salty, and just sweet enough. I'd be concerned about getting a good cure of the salmon if the bs were increased any more.
post #7 of 17
Some nice looking fish Dawn
post #8 of 17
I know what i'm doing tomorrow!!
post #9 of 17
Glad to hear it worked out for ya Dawn! Sure is addicting stuff ain't it?

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
It sure is! icon_mrgreen.gif
post #11 of 17
That looks so good!!!

I am seriously cosidering an electric or gas smoker for these things..

As a kid in alaska i could smell the alder and salmon in the air during the runs of fish.
post #12 of 17
BTW, it's probably too late now, but you could have probably finished those in your oven if you can get it to go down that low. I've done quite a few batches of jerky in my oven at it's lowest setting with the door propped open just a bit.
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was aware of that, however with the temp outside being 87 with 60% humidity, I was not about to heat the house up too, lol. Thanks though.
post #14 of 17
Nice Dawn. Looks and sounds great!

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post #15 of 17
good job on the salmon dawn.have had much from north cal indians.
post #16 of 17
Lol.... that makes sense! biggrin.gif
post #17 of 17
That looks great Dawn!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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