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Low and slow salmon

uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
edited 9:36AM in EggHead Forum
I'll try this one more time with the daytime crew. No responses last night, so this must not be a common way to do it.
A friend was raving about some salmon she cooked on an offset smoker. Two 3-lb. salmon filets, EVOO, S&P--tied together into a six-lb. log. Then 5-6 hours at 225 on the offset. That sounds like a long time to me. Anyone on the forum have experience with anything similar on the egg?
I'd like to cook some salmon tonight for my wife.


  • uncbbq,This recipe/method is lower and sloer than you describe. I have done it many times and love it.

    [ul][li]Russell's smoked salmon[/ul]
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    uncbbq,[p]I was hoping someone would jump on this myself. The process seems sound enough...I'm guessing the fillets still have the skin on? This would be very similar to cooking a whole stuffed fish, which I have done a bunch. Just never thought of stacking fillets. I bet some fresh herbs laid between the fillets would be good too.[p]The 6 hours does sound like a long time, but then again some of the offset pits I've cooked on have big differences between thermometer readings and actual temps at the cooking grate (so the grate temp may be way lower).[p]It's pretty easy to monitor salmon doneness, and I don't cook by time anyway. 130° to 140° is the finish temp range I like. Let us know how it comes out.[p]~thirdeye~[p]

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Scotty's Inferno,[p]And the big difference is that this recipe calls for brining which gives you a safety cushion with long times. [p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
    I'll give it a try tonight.

  • I'm a fan of low & slow and have been waiting to see a good SLOW way to cook salmon. What is EVOO and S&P? Sorry, newbie question, I'm sure. :)[p]Thanks![p](Also, if anybody has a good bourbon marinade recipe for salmon, I'd be grateful...)
  • EVOO - Extra virgin olive oil[p]S&P - Salt and pepper.[p]Look in the recipe section for a bourbon recipe. (As I recall)[p]Spacey
  • Spaceman Spiff,
    Thanks! I keep forgetting there is a separate recipe section -- the forum is overwhelming enough!

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