Smoked Alaskan Halibut Candy

Discussion in 'Fish' started by cmayna, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Trying to make room in our two freezers for the upcoming rock cod / ling cod fishing season so I thought I'd smoke some of our Alaskan Halibut which we caught last year. Yes out with the old, in with the new! This batch is done in a wet brine which if very different than what I normally do with our King Salmon, but it's a nice change during the season.
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    In the wet brine we go
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    Consolidated into a 2.5 gallon ziplok bag.
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    After 24 hours of brining, onto the racks for for room drying (2 hours)
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    Back in from spending a 3.5 hour stint in one of our Big Chief smokers. Used some Alder and Apple pellets
    in the AMNTS.
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    Good treats to feed my fellow fishing buddies
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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like some nice Fish. How about a Recipe?[​IMG]...JJ
     
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    C, Great looking snacks for your buddies !
     
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Per the following link, I used TG Python's 2nd recipe which has whole cloves and all spice in it: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/157743/smoked-sturgeon.  I first used this recipe with Sturgeon, then tried some Halibut. Yum!  This is the 3rd time I've used this recipe and this batch is as rewarding as my previous attempts.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! I need to get out and go fishing!
     
  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's a money shot of my breakfast showing how white the inside of the pieces remained.
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  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    dang it man!!!!! POINTS!!!!!! Great pic 

    DS
     
  8. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks DS and all.  It was a nice change to do something else beside Salmon.  Can't wait for Sturgeon season to start so I can smoke some of it with this same recipe.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah that! I'll be looking for your sturgeon post.
     
  10. I can see myself getting sick eating too much of this all at once.

    Beautiful job!!!
     
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We need to get together for a weekend of smokin' bliss. For me Hwy 35 south to Hwy 9 south to Scotts Valley.  You provide breakfast?  Lunch?   Leftovers?
     
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  12. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Killer smoke work cmayna, I miss the west coast sturgeon and salmon. That looks like some awesome Halibut you've got there. Yum!

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  13. Hwy 9 cuts through the canyon a ridgeline over from where I'm located and bypasses Scotts Valley entirely. I'm out in the boonies between Scotts Valley and Ben Lomond. It would be easier in Santa Cruz, at my kitchen. Hwy 9 would take you right to it, just across Hwy1, off River St.
     
  14. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Some day I'll pay you a visit and bring some smoked something.  Actually if we had enough local SMF members to have a "bring a smoked dish to share" get together at park or beach.
     
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