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    Tomorrow will be my first attempt at canning salmon, and I have learned a lot from this site. I have my 10 1/2 qt (I live alone) All American Pressure Canner and my 1/2 pint canning jars. My plan is to can 5lbs of sockeye after marinating it in a 50/50 solution of brown sugar and soy sauce for about an hour. I am planning on putting jalapeno peppers and crushed garlic in each jar before I pack the salmon. What I am unclear about is how much jalapeno (fresh not canned) to put in each jar. Based on the posts that I looked at 1 whole jalapeno should be added to each 1/2 pt jar. I just want to confirm this. I do not plan on removing the seeds from the peppers as I do not do this when adding peppers to food that I cook, and in general I like spicy food. Am I correct in assuming that I should put a whole jalapeno pepper in each jar before I pack it? I'm also planning on adding a clove of crushed garlic to each jar.

    Thanks for any advice you can give me!
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    You will certainly get better and more complete advice than mine, but in my single experience last year adding canned jalapeno slices to my 1/2 pints of canned salmon, I would recommend the more the merrier on the peppers! We used about 2-3 of the slices of canned pepper, and it really barely made a dent in the flavor. I would probably think a half fresh jalapeno in a 1/2 pint jar would give it an ample kick that I would like to try! Not sure about the addition of the garlic.... Let us know how it turns out, whatever you decide to do!
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    Smoking salmon seems to take each person through a period of experimentation.
    If you want to see what YOU like, maybe put a 1/4 into one or two, a 1/2 in a couple, a whole in all but 2, and 2 in "leftovers".

    That will give you a baseline from which to work.

    The only way to judge what you like is to try a few others.


    Your "spicy" friends may enjoy the "leftovers".
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    OK I now have my first batch out and it is cooling. All jars sealed! I added a whole jalapeno to each jar and some garlic. What I want to know now is how long do I need to wait to open a jar and taste before I start my next batch? Thanks...Deanna

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    As soon as it's cool, the jar can be opened.
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    Very, very good! Thanks Phish Finder! I love this forum!

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    Rats. I hate it when they all seal!
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    I have used a whole fresh pepper with each full pint jar in the past and liked the results. Let us know what you think of your choice.

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    Deanna, I jarred some pickels with some cayenne back in the day, some three or four cayennes in a jar, & they were HOT! I can't imagine a hotter fresh jalapeno in a jar o' fish, & if you were truly adventurous, you'd quarter the peppers, & jar 'em up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    ... if you were truly adventurous, you'd quarter the peppers, & jar 'em up...
    Some things aren't meant to be shared publicly
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    if you were truly adventurous, you'd quarter the peppers, & jar 'em up...
    Quote Originally Posted by Phish Finder View Post
    Some things aren't meant to be shared publicly
    Yum, pickled peppers!!!
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    He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. ~Linda Henley

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    Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. My pinky's tired.
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