I am going to cold smoke a salmon in the next week or two. Normally I use Morton Tender Quick for my cures which is .5% nitrite and .5% nitrate.
I have been thinking of getting some pink salt (#1) as it does not contain the nitrAtes.
I have read that if you are planning on cooking the end product that nitrAtes should not be used. Nitrates=dry cures no cook
My question comes from the fact that most recipes I see for smoked salmon use #1 which only has the nitrites. Which is the opposite from what I have read as I do not plan on ever cooking it.
Short question: Cure with #1, Cure with my Tenderquick, Salt cure without either nitrites or nitrates?