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Wedding Feast Smoked Salmon

smoked alaskan

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Joined Sep 11, 2014
Just in time for my wedding this coming weekend my brother sent me a 80 lb. box of fresh caught Kenai River Reds !

I've been away from Alaska for 4 years, this is the first Red Salmon I've had since I left and wanted to share some with our wedding guests.

Started with five fillets

Made a simple brine -

1 cup non-iodized salt

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp black pepper

1 gallon water

chunked up the fish and ziplocked em in the brine 24 hours

Rinse, pat dry and wait for the pelicle...

Racked em up


Ran about 180* using hickory chips

5 hours later..... perfection !

The wedding ceremony and feast are this Saturday.  I'll post some pics of the spread afterwards. God Bless y'all !!!


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Man does that look good!

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

Take plenty of photo's!



Meat Mopper
Joined Mar 30, 2013
Looks good. I have never used hickory for salmon. How did it turn out? I still prefer the copper river reds over Kenai, But I wouldn't turn down fish either. Nice job.


Meat Mopper
Joined May 14, 2016
Looks awesome!  

Congrats on your upcoming Wedding! Hope your lives are filled with many, many years of Happiness!

Salmon looks awesome! Would LOVE to get my hands on some Alaska Salmon!

smoked alaskan

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Joined Sep 11, 2014
Thank ya Dutch ! 

It came out excellent. If you like sweeter fish ya might want to add an extra cup of sugar, either brown or white.  As far as the wood chips I like the bite hickory gives to salmon. I've used other woods but hickory for salmon is my favorite.

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