Smoked Salmon

When we were in Pittsburg the other day, Dillon’s had salmon on sale so we bought a few pieces.  Chad has been catching trout, Vince has been smoking it and Vince said he would smoke the salmon.

He coats the skinless side with Kosher salt, leave it in the fridge for about 10 – 20 minutes.  Then he takes it out rinses it and then lets it sit in cold water for about 30 minutes.  Then rinse it again, pat it dry then coat it with brown sugar and let it sit in a plate in the fridge uncovered overnight.  That kinda draws out some of the moisture and firms up the flesh.  Then he smoked it for about 1-1-/2 hours, depending on the thickness of the salmon.  It is so good!

We eat it with cream cheese on crackers and the Vince makes a pate’ type dish with some of it.  Yum!  I think I’ll keep Vince around for a while longer!  🙂

Comments

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    says

    OMG….I love smoked Salmon…I can’t do alot of smoked food but I always give in when it comes to salmon served with cream cheese and crackers…yep, I’m leaving today for your house…

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    Deb says

    Yum Yum Yum!!!

    What type of smoker do you have? We have been looking at tme for a couple of years. I have seen everything from small “box” looking smokers to large gas grill size smokers. We would love to do things like this, but I’m sure DH would also love pork butt and rack of ribs.

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    Deb says

    Yum Yum Yum!!!

    What type of smoker do you have? We have been looking at tme for a couple of years. I have seen everything from small “box” looking smokers to large gas grill size smokers. We would love to do things like this, but I’m sure DH would also love pork butt and rack of ribs.

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    Elaine says

    I don’t like salmon, but I’m so glad you are keeping Vince! If I did like it, I bet it would be wonderful the way he does it. I’ll keep my Barry. He smokes a real mean brisket (Anna’s squishy rock), and his pork butt is to die for! Too bad when he smokes stuff, he claims to be cooking. He smokes the meat, but I have to fix the rest of the meal – and clean up after! No fair!

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    says

    I love smoked salmon. Yours looks wonderful. I usually buy a whole side of salmon at Costco and cut it down. I brine it with salt, sugar and fresh dill. Mmmmmm….

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    says

    Oh for a husband like Vince who can do all sorts of wonderful things! Mine is a whizz on the electrics, but not so on food. Actually Vince sounds a lot like my brother who makes his own cheese and soap among other things. The salmon made my mouth water!

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    Peggy says

    Send some smoked salmon to KY! Just kidding! When they put Coho Salmon in Lake Michigan a friend of my Dad would smoke salmon and give it to us. It was so good. I know it has been at least 35 or 40 years since I have had smoked salmon.