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Sublime Salmon

JimEJimE Posts: 158
edited 6:03PM in EggHead Forum
Hello, All:[p]Okay, that was a trick. Eggwise, I do not have a formula for sublime salmon. It is, however, with enthusiasm and humility that I seek advice. Here's what worked for me in college: 225 degrees indirect in a Brinkmann barrel smoker with alder chips and a soy/molasses marinade/glaze. The challenge is that it looks like with the Egg I am going to have to go direct (no plate setter), although I am happily maintaining 225. I'd like a good long smoke of 30-45 minutes. Any suggestions?[p]Many thanks in advance.[p]Jim


  • Howdy Jim,[p]It sounds to me like you are on track already, but if you really wanted to go indirect, you could always improvise with some foil on the grid and the salmon on a cake rack or something. [p]You don't really need an inch of ceramic to be indirect, just any barrier to keep the direct heat and infrared off the food.[p]Now that inch of ceramic mass is wonderful to help maintain the temps on a long pork or beef cook, but I would guess that you can get away with not having it for fish.[p]I too like a slower, smoke-cooked salmon. It's not quite grilled, not quite smoked, but juicy *and* smoky. Mmmmmm....[p]Direct or indirect, it sounds like you have an excelelent salmon meal in your future.[p]bc[p]
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    Jim, I brine mine, rinse & season with Dizzy Pig Raging River, and air dry in the refrigerator. I use apple wood & glaze with grade B maple syrup. JCA

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    bc, well said.

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