Northern Pike Fish Jerky

Discussion in 'Fish' started by tjohnson, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had 6# of Northern Pike from fishing at the cabin last week, so I decided to try smoking them.  The fillets were pretty small, after you cut out the Y-Bones, so I decided to cut them into 3/4" x 4" pieces.

    Not really sure what brine method to use, so I did 1 batch following Bearcarver's latest Trout Recipe, and the other following Alaskan Bear's Lemon Halibut Recipe.  For Bearcarvers Recipe, i used Yoshida Sauce, rather than Soy Sauce.

    Since the pieces were kinda small, they ended up as "Northern Pike Jerky" rather than smoked fish.  Good for me, cuz bite size pieces and beer go great together!

    Here's my story

    Thanks for lookin'!!

    Todd

    Alaskan Bear's Lemon Halibut - The Spices                                   Bearcarver's Trout Recipe - The Spices

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    Sitting In the marinade for 4 Hours

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    Rinsed & Soaked in Cold Water for 1 Hour.

    On Racks and into the Fridge Overnight

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    Into the Smoker at 120° for 1st Hour With Apple Pellets in My AMNPS

    Jumped Temp up to 140° for 2nd Hour With Smoke

    Jumped Temp Up to 160° for 3rd hour With Smoke

    Jumped Temp Up to 180° for 4th and Final Hour - No Smoke

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    Out of the Smoker and Cooling

    Because the Pieces were So Small, I Ended Up With "Fish Jerky"

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    Decisions  Decisions????

    Aaaahhhhh Heck "1 of Each!"....I Win!

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  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pass me a plate.  I'd take a beer too!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Todd!!!

    The pieces from my recipe are just happy to have been in the same smoker & on the same plate with the ones from Alaskan Bear's recipe!!!

    Bear
     
  4. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Todd,

    A plate and a beer and I would be happy. Looks great.

    JC
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Both came out good, but A-Bear's lemon Halibut Recipe was a little salty for me. 

    Probably because the pieces were so small.

    Great little snackers with a cold beer!

    Todd
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a perfect snack for football today!
     
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great. it will do a great munchies with a [​IMG]
     
  8. Looks good from here Todd!

    John
     
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When smoking fish, you gotta take into consideration, that as fish dries, the "Fishy" taste gets more intense.  Northern Pike is not very "Fishy", so the Jerky came out pretty good.  I would assume suckers or whitefish would get kinda fishy tasting

    Todd
     

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