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smoked lake trout/whitefish w qview

post #1 of 25
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fish from fishing trip to canada last w/e, some lake trout...

closeup showing the fat in between the flakes which makes this a most desirable smoking fish

a couple whitefish

another closeup of the flesh... you wont see this in walleyes or pike etc... only in the salmon family. which is why they are the best fish for smoking.

cut the fillets in pieces, i have a few people i need to give a piece to and i need to break it down from whole fillets so it makes it easier to divy up.

the brine dry ingredients,pickling salt,brwn sugar, and garlic salt.

put the fish pieces in brine and let soak for 24 hours, gave them a 6 hour fresh water soak.

i saved one slab of whitefish, and one of laker and just for the heck of it decided to try some with T/Q.

also some garlic/herb powder and a lil cajun seasoning. wrapped in saran wrap and let set in fridge for 8 hours.

fish outta brine and soaked, slabs soaked and seasoned, blotted dry with paper towels and into these big cookie sheet sized pans. set out on back of my toneau cover on pickup to allow pellicle to form

last minute decision to cut the cured slabs up, so i can taste and get 5 other opinions

just before putting brined fish in smoker i like to add a tad of brown sugar to the meat. it sort of starts to melt, work it around so evenly covered.

smoked over sugar maple @aprox 200 deg til just flakes at thickest portion. whitefish on left, lake trout on right.

thks for cking my pics.
post #2 of 25
Man that all looks great...points.gif

for catching and smoking the beautiful fish
post #3 of 25
Beautiful Erain, they look perfect! I don't suppose I'm on that list of peoples am I? LOL
post #4 of 25
Looks great Erain !
Thanks for showing.

Points to you from PA.---->points.gif

post #5 of 25
Those look great.I like whitefish but not much of a lake trout fan.The brother in-law has been up on Mille Lacs and getting a limit of whitefish and we have been smoking them at a buds house.He has an electric puck smoker and can keep the lower temps.They sure don't look as good as yours,very nice.
post #6 of 25
Excellent! Lots of good Omega 3 going on there.biggrin.gif
post #7 of 25
That looks great, my next smoke is going to be fish , so I am reading all I can
post #8 of 25
nice job on those fish cuts erain. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #9 of 25
Looks fantastic. Great post points.gif
post #10 of 25
Looking good. I have never had lake trout.
post #11 of 25
those look really good, nice job on them.
post #12 of 25
Looks great Erain.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 25
Nice looking fish there.points.gif
post #14 of 25
Excellent smoke, the fish looks just great. Points tp you my friend.
post #15 of 25
Great looking smoke E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #16 of 25
Great looking Trout...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #17 of 25
Excellent work!
post #18 of 25
Man oh Man there Erain that looks fabulous and really yummO too.
post #19 of 25
those fish look great, did you spritz em during the smoke and what was time? two hours?
post #20 of 25
They look great! Smoked lake trout is delicious, never had smoked whitefish though.
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