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First try at smoking salmon.

post #1 of 12
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The two on the outside are Salt, Fresh Black Pepper corn and Garlic. The two on the inside have a Pesto coat on the top. No Brine. Smoke for about 3 hours with Pecan in my New Braunfels SFB. Which was a first also.

The wife said I have to do it again and again and again.........
Really moist YUMMMMMY....

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c3...00519-2023.jpg
post #2 of 12
looks very good congrats
post #3 of 12
Man that looks good! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 12
That does look good. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif Good job there.
post #5 of 12
Looks great! Keep up the good work!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 12
Ya know Salmon is the candy of the gods. Great looking salmon.
post #7 of 12
Congrats on some good looking salmon. I like fish in a more natural state w/out the brine process. It's all good my friend.
post #8 of 12
I followed this recipe last week and smoked for 25 minutes and it was terrific. I'm thinking 3 hours has to be way to long.

http://steamykitchen.com/96-tropical-island-salmon.html

beard
post #9 of 12
I think it depends on what you're looking for:

I would think 25 minutes is lightly cooking salmon, but not really smoking it. Great meal though.

Three hours could get a lot of smoke on Salmon---kinda Smoke/cooked. Great meal.

I like to smoke Salmon low & slow for maybe 6 to 8 hours. Great snack, but I wouldn't eat it for a meal.

Some cold smoke salmon for days. Again great snack, but not a good meal.

My 2 cents,
Bearcarver
post #10 of 12

I know this thread is a couple months old..  But I've been wanted to try smoking salmon for the first time  Picked up nice 2 lb copper river filet at Costco today. But man I confused by all of the approaches I've found on the 'net.  Brine, don't brine.  Smoke for 25 minutes, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours.  Geez.... 

 

Can anyone summarize the pros and cons -- to brine or not to brine?  I am way confused..... 

 

Help???  Thanks!

 

Howard

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post


I think it depends on what you're looking for:

I would think 25 minutes is lightly cooking salmon, but not really smoking it. Great meal though.

Three hours could get a lot of smoke on Salmon---kinda Smoke/cooked. Great meal.

I like to smoke Salmon low & slow for maybe 6 to 8 hours. Great snack, but I wouldn't eat it for a meal.

Some cold smoke salmon for days. Again great snack, but not a good meal.

My 2 cents,
Bearcarver



Personally I brine mine for 2 days then smoke probably 4-6 hours and serve cold.  I've never had a complaint yet. 

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Originally Posted by hbark View Post

I know this thread is a couple months old..  But I've been wanted to try smoking salmon for the first time  Picked up nice 2 lb copper river filet at Costco today. But man I confused by all of the approaches I've found on the 'net.  Brine, don't brine.  Smoke for 25 minutes, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours.  Geez.... 

 

Can anyone summarize the pros and cons -- to brine or not to brine?  I am way confused..... 

 

Help???  Thanks!

 

Howard


My first one I just rubbed it with evoo and smoked lightly just to get the hang of it. I didn't want to toss out 35.00 worth of salmon. It was a success, my next one I will get a little more fancy.   
 

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