Salmon Brine is Vital for Outstanding Smoked Salmon
Salmon brine is critical in the preparation of quality smoked salmon.
Here is a brine recipe that although basic works well with salmon.
1 - gallon water
1 - cup salt (without iodine)
1 - cup of sugar
Dissolve in cold water by mixing thoroughly. Then Soak in brine for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator.
Next, rinse salmon thoroughly and let air dry until tacky. Now you are ready for the smoker.
Here is a solution I really like for salmon. Have a try at this, I am sure you will like it.
2 - quarts water
2 - cups soy sauce
1 - cup brown sugar
¼ - cup salt (without iodine)
2 - tablespoons garlic powder
2 - tablespoons onion powder
2 - tablespoons seasoning salt
Mix all ingredients until dissolved. Soak the salmon for 4 to 6 hours, then remove rinse and air dry until tacky. Your ready for the smoker.
Pick out a fish brine and lets get Smoky!
Using Chicken Brine
before smoking to maintain juiciness.
to make it moist and tender.
Return from salmon brine to brine
Return from salmon brine to smoking meat