Some Sockeye today

Discussion in 'Fish' started by richtee, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    'Tis the season! A customer of mine supplied these nice fresh wild caught Sockeye fillets for the Mad Hunky treatment. I get to keep one :{)

    Will update as progress is made.

    Here they are now, "pellicle-izing" They are cured with Morton's TQ for 12 hours, and dusted with CBP and onion powder.
    As usual, click on pic for better/bigger image.

  2. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    man I bet those will be great. Were they cought in Michigan? I've been salmon fishing up there many times but have never seen sockeye.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' good, Rich! Did you rinse/soak off some of the TQ or leave it straight? I haven't tried the TQ on fish.
  4. ck311

    ck311 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Looks good rich, I'll have to get some pointers from you on salmon smoke. I will be going on a salmon fishing trip this year and I want to try smoking whatever I catch.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No problem. They are sitting in apple smoke now, right around 190°. Just brushed them with a weak brown sugar/lemon juice/water mop.
  6. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Lookinf good Rich..Love smoked salmon[​IMG]
  7. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    salmon and brwn sugar . mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! it gonna be great!!!
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start and I'll be waiting for the great finish
  9. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin good there buddy. Lookin forward to the finish!

    Twistertail, we don't have Sockeyes in Michigan. I wish we did ![​IMG]
  10. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Didnt think you had them up there. I've caught kings, coho and even a few pinks up there. Do sockeye taste better than the others? Lake trout is my favorite, they are awsome smoked or fresh.
  11. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    How'd they turn out? Looks great so far. Another for the 'list'.
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, they be done, and darn good! Annoying protien build-up on the surface, I left them alone in the smoker for a couple hours and din't mop like I should have, which removes this. Ah well, no effect on flavor. Sockeye is the BEST there is in Salmon!

  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, these were bought from a store, fresh wild caught. My bet is Alaska or somewhere way N of here..
  14. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice looking fish, love smoked salmon [​IMG].
  15. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am drooling. I have a buddy who is headed up to Alaska later this summer and is going to send me some silvers. Can't wait to smoke them up.

    As for the protein deal, as far as I'm concerend, it's how things taste, looking good is just a bonus. Nice job [​IMG]
  16. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If those taste as good as they look, they're gone by now. Great job Rich.
  17. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great rich

    sockeye are the best eating salmon there is we catch a few here in washington looks like you did a great job of smoking them
  18. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice Ritch.[​IMG]
  19. cconk454

    cconk454 Fire Starter

    If any of you guys can get your hands on the Chum Salmon, get it and smoke that up. It has a higher oil content than sokeyes, and in my opinion, smoke up real nice
  20. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another great job by the Hunky. Send some over here.

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