Salmon Jerky

Discussion in 'Fish' started by irishteabear, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The other fillet that I bought the other day was turned in to salmon jerky, also known as Indian Candy. I skinned the salmon and then sliced it in to about 1/2" thick strips.

    The brine was just equal amounts of non-iodized salt and brown sugar. I threw the salmon in the bag and zipped it closed. Shook it till the salmon was covered and in the fridge it went for 24 hours. This morning there was quite a bit of liquid in the bag. I drained the strips and rinsed them well. (Looking back I should have soaked them for a while.)

    They were smoked at 120 for 4 hours using maple. They were a good texture, just very salty.

    I will be soaking them a while, mixing them with some brown rice, peas and carrots and some seasoning. Should be pretty good. [​IMG]
     
  2. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Stop posting....yer killin me & I got all these ideas in my lil brain. Do you know how it hurts! Go Sister! Nice!
     
  3. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Nice:[​IMG] love my salmon, will have to try that.
     
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lol, Ok, I'll stop. Just one more post, then I'm done for the day. [​IMG]
     
  5. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Lox jerky [​IMG]

    Very nice
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow I missed this thread-only salmon I like is smoked or jerky-good looking stuff dawn. points
     
  7. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    4 to 1 mix of brown sugar to kosher salt is what I use, plus some crushed garlic cloves thrown in for good measure. Brine overnight (12 to 14 hours or so I guess) then rinse, and it comes out just to my liking. A bit of salt flavor but not overpowering, and a nice sweet finish.

    Good looking stuff! Makes me want to whip up another batch. [​IMG]
     
  8. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. I'll give that a try next time. It was way too salty to eat without soaking it first which defeats the whole purpose, lol.
     

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