"Kick Ass" Smoked Salmon

Discussion in 'Fish' started by franklin3, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    I found this brine recipe online and thought I'd give it a go.

    Mix usual brine of salt and sugar then go crazy in the spice rack.

    1/4 C per Gal.  your favorite spice rub.

    1/4 C Apple cider vinegar

    !/4 C Red Pepper flakes

    5 Sprigs of Rosemary

    8 oz. of Molasses.

    But First I had to go to my local....................Boat and get me some fresh Salmon.  At an cost to inventory ratio of a mere $10,000.00 per fish.[​IMG]
  2. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    Then get back to the harbor safely, clean the boat, drive an hour back home, scale and filet the fish,  Blah blah blah. etcetera etcetera etcetera.

  3. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    still processing fish, cleaning the cooler, plus all the stuff I accidently dropped on the floor while trying to make room in the fridge,  blah blah blah.[​IMG]
  4. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    Collect all the ingredients,  etcetera etcetera[​IMG]
  5. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    Roast the herbs and spices mix the wet stuff blah blah blah[​IMG]
  6. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    The racks are holding the chunks down.  Into the fridge until tommorow and then we will see if I can keep from drying them out to much.
  7. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    looking good keep us posted
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking fish.  I am jealous.

    But what "Bay Area" are you from.  There are many, and each one seems to think they are the only one.  I would like to get there before you?

    Good luck and good smoking!
  9. tjohnson

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

    Can't wait to see the finished pics!!

  10. smokinal

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

    Looks great so far!
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good start on a real nice pair of Salmon!

    Anxious to see the rest of the pics!

  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great catch. I used to get mine the same way when I lived out there....watch out for those Sea Lions.....Ha !!!
  13. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    Sea Lins are nothing but giant furbags that steal your fish every chance they get.  Fortunately they dont get bad around the Monterey bay where I fish it's easier for them if they hang out under the charter party boats that mooch.  My boat is a small private boat and I troll so the furbags have to really want to steal my fish bad to keep up with me.

    Fish are on their second hour of smoke at 180.  Hope they come out early my son dropped off a couple turkey breasts he wants me to throw in the smoker.

    Gonna be a long night.  Fortunately I am off until next Monday.
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far. That's candy of the gods right there. [​IMG]
  15. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

  16. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  17. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    The salmon came out real good and my son came by with the breasts from a wild turkey he killed yesterday that he brined overnight in salt, sugar and chilli garlic paste so after the salmon was done I put them in the smoker.    Haven't tried them yet but they sure smell good!
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Real nice looking Salmon, Franklin!

    How'd the breasts turn out?

  19. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Sure is some good looking fish ya got and a day on the water to cant beat that. [​IMG]
  20. smokinal

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

    WOW, excellent looking salmon!

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