smoked lake trout/whitefish w-qview

Discussion in 'Fish' started by erain, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    smoking the lakers and a couple whitefish we caught this past weekend up in ontario. first the victims.


    cut up, one whitefish into slabs, other into steaks. the lake trout steaked the forward half with the rib sections and filleted the tail sections


    the mixings for the brine


    pieces were pretty thick so i did a 36 hour soak, need to do to your personal taste.


    a 4-6 hour soak in fresh water


    rinse fish off and pat dry and place on racks to allow the pellicle to form. i set mine on table under ceiling fan for air flow.

    lake trout steaks


    tail section fillets, i think you can see the shiney pellicle coating forming in the picture


    the gosm is pretty full







    the brine recipie is:

    smoked fish brine

    2 3/4 cups pickling salt
    10 qts cold water-use good water
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 tbls garlic salt

    soak avg sized pieces 24 hrs, soak in fresh water 1 hour

    big thick pieces of fish, may require more time and smaller less. once out of brine set on a rack with a fan blowing across fish til outside of fish dry, a coating will form on it called the "pellicle", is now ready for smoker. i also like to rub some brown sugar on the meat

    will be back later with finish pix
     
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, Erain. Looking forward to seeing the results. [​IMG]
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can already tell, those are gonna be good!
     
  4. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

     
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    whitefish fillets and steaks, steaks will be vacpacked and frozen for use in a fish boil this spring.


    trout steaks


    tail fillets, i used a garlic/pepper grind i had just to try out on a couple of them


    on a ritz, that lake trout has such a nice pretty orange flesh


    thanks for ckin out my thread and pix!!!
     
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, Erain. It looks delicious. [​IMG]
     
  7. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Jeez erain those look real nice.
     
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Erain they look tasty, good job and nice Q-view.
    what was your choice of wood? If ya mentioned it I missed it.
     
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yummm looks real good erain.
     
  10. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking good!
     
  11. fantastic looking fish.
    And then eating it on a ritz cracker lol

    have to admit I love hot smoked fish in sarnies, hmmmm

    Now if that had been cowgirls plate.... (with fruit) ;-)

    But you can't beat the satisfaction of seeing the fish right from icey lake to cracker. You're a fortunate man and no mistake :)
     
  12. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    On man does that look good. Thanks for making me hungry for smoked fish at 8:30 AM. Great job!
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmm Erain! Looks perfect! [​IMG][​IMG]

    CA... I like fruit. lol
     
  14. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sorry i forgot to mention i used cherry.
     
  15. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome looking fish [​IMG]
     
  16. rsands

    rsands Smoke Blower

    Great lookin fish Erain! Is it okay to brine in stainless steel? Can ya brine previously frozen fish?
     
  17. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent [​IMG]
     
  18. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great E!!!
    Been lookin forward to this thread....and wasn't disappointed!!!
     
  19. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Erin definitely looks like good eats [​IMG]

    BTW did you use your new toy?
     
  20. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    NICE! I've smoked up some great fish, never lake trout. I never saw such an orange fish! A buddy of mine gives me regular trout in the spring that I smoke up for him. He then mixes the trout as a dip for on crackers, I think cream cheese and some other stuff. It's a great dip that people LOVE!
     

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