Good salmon brine..

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Coho, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    My favorite brine:
    1/2 gallon water
    1/2 cup pickling salt
    1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    3 cloves
    3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
    5 dried red peppers or more
    3 bay leaves
    1/2 medium onion, cut in rings
    12 pepper corns
    You can also add:
    Soy sauce (careful, can get too salty quick)
    Honey
    Fresh ginger
    Lemon zest
    Orange zest
    Brandy or J.D.
    Hot sauce

    Recipe can be doubled.

    Soak in brine 2 days, remove from brine and just towel off with paper towels and place on greased rack. Let the outside air dry to a skin. A fan speeds that part up alot. Then put fish in the smoker. I use cherrywood and alder.
     
  2. quackills

    quackills Senior Refuge Member

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    Used this all the time in alaska, same steps as Coho just different ingredients.

    5lb brown sugar
    3 lbs non-iodized salt
    1 lg jar of ground allspice

    Oh yeah is ther any other wood than alder!!!! didn't think so

    Enjoy
     

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