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Dilled Salmon Steaks

disco

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Sockeye salmon steaks were put on the counter and I was told I was making dinner. She Who Must Be Obeyed must be obeyed.

I started by cutting the bones off the narrow sides of the steak with a very sharp paring knife.


I cut the bones off with a pair of shears and then carefully removed the skin from one of the thin pieces by running a sharp knife between the skin and meat.




I curled the skinned thin piece in and then wrapped the other around it.


I tied butcher string around the steak to hold the nice shape.


I put the steak in a 210 F pellet smoker and smoked for 40 minutes. I turned and smoked to an internal temperature of 140 F, about 30 minutes more.



While the fish was cooking, I made a compound butter by mixing 20 ml (4 teaspoons) of butter with 8 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) chopped dill weed, one clove minced garlic, and 5 ml (1 teaspoon) lemon juice.

I made the butter into discs and put them in the fridge.



When the salmon was at 140 F, I brought it inside and used a pair of cleaned needle nose pliers to grasp the spinal bone. I wiggled it a couple of times an pulled and the rest of the bones come out with it.




I put the compound butter discs on the salmon steaks and put them back in the smoker for a couple of minutes to get the butter soft.



I cut the strings off and served.


Here is the finished product.


We served it with grilled potatoes and coleslaw.



She Must Be Obeyed was pleased and all was well with the world.

Disco
 
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That is one tasty lookin meal my friend, very nice! I like the way you shaped them, never thought of doing that! Great thread... Easy to see why SWMBO liked the meal!
 

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Very nice meal. I like the compound butter you did too.. I saw the salmon rolled like that in a tv show one day. Nice even package.
 

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That is one tasty lookin meal my friend, very nice! I like the way you shaped them, never thought of doing that! Great thread... Easy to see why SWMBO liked the meal!
I find salmon steaks are too hard to eat if I don't do this prep. The thin parts overcook and the bones won't come out of them then.

Thanks for looking!

Disco
 

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Very nice meal. I like the compound butter you did too.. I saw the salmon rolled like that in a tv show one day. Nice even package.
Thanks! Butter and salmon just go together.
 

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Lol disco ... you know you are one the top contributors around here ... I almost blushed when I see you are one of my followers ........... I am impressed that you like some of my stuff though...
 

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Lol disco ... you know you are one the top contributors around here ... I almost blushed when I see you are one of my followers ........... I am impressed that you like some of my stuff though...
Top contributor? Har! I am just an old fat guy who likes food. As for your posts, if what you make isn't good Q, I don't know what is!
 

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I thought so. I like that stuff. I use it for cooking sometimes too.. I think it has alot of salt in it though.
 

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That dinner looks great Disco, and I really like how you used the butter
 

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Wow great looking meal Disco. Very nice. Going to have to try that .
 

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SPEECHLESS !!! You've taken salmon to new heights....
 

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