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Chuck: About Smoking Fish

PuppyBreathPuppyBreath Posts: 47
edited 4:28AM in EggHead Forum
just did a salmon smoke on Sunday and my word it was grand... cut a large fillet into 6oz. portions before brining... vacuum packed and froze about 6 or 7 packages to be used for pizza, sandwiches etc...[p]tell me, have you ever smoked halibut... i think i'd like to give it a shot, but i know it's taste is more delicate...[p]Pup


  • BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
    I've been really wanting to try and smoke some salmon. Can you lay out for me what you did and I'll give it a shot !!
    Thanks, BobbyG

  • sure Bobby,
    I followed Chuck's 'Smoked Trout Recipe' to a 'T'...
    starting a small fire, putting a soaked and drained cup full of alder chips on the fire and THEN covering the chips with more charcoal seems to be the secret of a good deep smoke...[p]after the fish comes out of the brine, i used paper towels to pat it dry before further drying it on a grill, over a bowl in the fridge...[p]check out Chuck's recipe...[p][p]if you like that west coast native smoked salmon taste, you'll LOVE this...
    let us know!

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    PuppyBreath,[p]Sounds like you are having a great time smoking fish. I would like to hear more about the salmon on pizza idea, sounds interesting. I have never done halibut, please let me know how it comes out. As you mentioned in your reply to BobbyG, the fire has a lot to do with the smoke penetration, IMHO. I must give credit to Char-Woody, he is the one who taught me the "Char-Woody smoky fire method". Thanks again C~W, if you are reading. Keep up the good work and let me know how the halibut comes out.[p]Chuck <><

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    <p />BobbyG, [p]Give it a try you won't be dissapointed. It is not that hard to do and has become a family favorite. We like the salmon a lot but the trout seems to be everyones favorite here. The photo is of the trout, salmon comes out about the same. Have fun.[p]Chuck
  • BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
    Great, I've just printed the recipe and will give it a try this weekend. I'll let you guys how I do.Thanks, BobbyG.

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