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Smoked Salmon Belly

cmayna

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Here’s some Salmon belly pieces I threw into my MES40 yesterday. Oh and those couple large dark chunks on the middle rack are Albacore belly pieces that wanted to go along for the ride. Can't say no.

7 hours of dry brine
2 hours of rince & room dry
4.5 hours of smoke with Alder and then Apple pellets, starting at 125* and ending at 140ish.
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You are definitely the salmon king.
We eat a lot of salmon, and yours always looks excellent!
Al
 

cmayna

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Thanks Al, gave some to a couple neighbors who went crazy over it. Made my day, indeed. Now to see what's next to smoke.......
 

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Wow! Those look incredible, I’m sure your neighbors stay friendly!
 

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I really like the belly strips too.
 

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Definitely My Goto on Salmon!!
Looks Fantastic, Craig!!
Like.

Bear
 

cmayna

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And the brine recipe is ????
Very simple dry brine of a 1/4+ ratio of:
non iodized salt / Dark brown Sugar

Sometimes my taste buds insists I change it to a 1/5 ratio but typically its 1/4

Cheers
 

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