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Canning smoked fish

Discussion in 'Canning' started by superdave, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    This is my process for canning Kokanee salmon.

    I start by doing a rough fillet and marinating in brine overnight or up to 24 hours.

    I smoke for 30 - 40 minutes depending on fish size to poach the meat just enough to pull skin and skeleton out.  If a few bones remain, don't worry about them as the canning process will disolve them.

    Meat out of the smoker and separated.

    I use 1/2 pint jars.  My batches usually consist of 2 recipes, a regular (salt, garlic powder, onion powder and dill) and what we call Dago Red which is a small piece of Bay leaf, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, 3 jalapeno rings and 2 Tbsp of Italian tomato sauce.

    100 minutes in the pressure canner at 10 - 11 psi.

    And finally the jars for later enjoyment.  And BTW, this makes what I think is the best salmon patties around.

  2. Oh my goodness! I would love to be there and just grab cans whenever wanting! So beautiful! Great job! Cheers! - Leah
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave, morning..... That looks awesome... Salmon is my favorite food to can.... It is soooo much better than the stuff you get from the store... and you know what's in the jar..... beats frozen hands down and it keeps forever... if it lasts that long.....
  4. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    Nice mess of fish you have there.  Do you catch your own?

  5. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic


    Absolutely!  I'm a fishing and a food fanatic.
  6. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Your salmon looks great. I also can most of the salmon I catch. Im over 100 pints so far this year. Im definitely going to try out your recipe on the next batch.

  7. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    Mike, that cabinet translates into - "fishing was good!"  Sweet!!!!
  8. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks. It only takes 1 freezer going out, and throwing away close to 2 thousand in food to make a grown man cry and learn how to preserve the old fashion way.[​IMG]
  9. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    Well, did the last of what was in the freezer to make room for holiday meat.  Made 15 pint jars.

  10. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't beat old school preserves. Other than patties what else do you use jarred salmon for?
  11. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    I love it as dip for crackers.  Some of my friends like to eat it right out of the jar or on salads. 
  12. lemmy

    lemmy Newbie

    Fish City!
  13. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    I love canned smoked salmon mixed like tuna on a sammie and grilled. Also great in a omelet.
  14. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    reserve a bit of the liquid in jar and mix with salmon and a block of cream cheese. The dip is AMAZING and a request from people that insures invites to all get togethers :)
  15. So beautiful!! How delicious! I love the skin the most! It all looks so good!!
    Cheers! - Leah
  16. Wow that looks really good!  My grandparents have a large garden where we can over 60 quarts of tomato juice, and other vegetables and even some sausage before.. But have never tried fish! May have to take note for future reference.. [​IMG]