Smoked Steelhead Lox

Discussion in 'Fish' started by mdboatbum, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Following BBALLY's method again. Added a little ginger to the dry cure. That with the dill and citrus zest have it a light, fresh briney flavor and aroma. I almost hate to smoke it. Almost.

    Here it is fresh out of the cure

    And here it is after soaking and rinsing, drying and forming the pellicle.

    Stay tuned, smoke happens tomorrow or Saturday.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good MD!
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That second pic is beautiful.
     
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Getting a nice shiny pellicle.
     
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The color is actually closer to the 1st and 3rd pic. The lights weird in my kitchen.
     
  6. Delicious!!!!!!!! Cheers!!!!! - Leah
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good - Only two pieces??? 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thank You MDBoatbum  That info is what I needed, to try some cold smoke on fish..

    If I wasn't fishing tomorrow, I would be driving around DC looking for smoke[​IMG]
     
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Look up bballys post entitled "lox, a picture guide" and follow it verbatim. It's the best guide to smoking lox I've seen. Only thing I do differently is add a tsp of ginger to the rub and give it 2 days wrapped in the fridge after pellicle formation. I also dry it for a couple hours in front of a fan instead of his 36 hours in the reefer.
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking treatment of a wonderful fish! I want some.

    Disco
     
  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gimme an address and I'll post some 😄
     
  12. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well the pot didn't arrive yesterday. If it doesn't show today I think I might freeze the fish until it gets here. Anyone know if that will cause any issues?
     
  13. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking fish.  Did you catch it?   And what is the pot for? 
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har, it would never get past Canada Customs! They love Lox.
     
  15. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, I caught it in the seafood section at Costco😄😄
    The pot is the tamale pot to complete my mini WSM. I suppose I could just cold smoke it in a verbs board box, but I think I'll just wait til the smokers done.
     

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