Thanx a bunch for everyone that has posted Smoked Salmon recipes...now how about some recipes for Salmon Jerky. Tried some recently and thought it was fabulous. Imputs please....
NO ONE has a recipe for salmon jerky that they would care to share!?!?
I have been watching this topic because I would like to know too.
I guess I'm late to the party, but I'll throw in my recipe.
For the marinade/cure I use:
3 cups water
1/4 cup plain salt
1/2-1 cup sugar (brown or white), depending on how sweet you want it.
1 cup Hawaiian-style terriyaki sauce. I like Aloha brand.
1 16 oz can of crushed pineapple
1 big onion diced up
1 bunch of garlic diced up
About a Tbs red pepper, depending on how spicy you want it.
lots of pepper
Slice up the fish thin, about 1/4 inch, length-wise. Boneless and skinless fillets.
Cure in the fridge at least overnight, stirring every few hours or so. Sometimes I go a couple days.
Rinse the fish very well in cold tap water, and lay out on your smoker racks.
Let air dry for at least a couple hours, or until everything gets nice and tacky.
Sprinkle on some pepper.
Throw it in the smoke house and smoke for 3-4 hours, depending on you're tastes.
Finish drying the fish. I just leave it in my smoker until dry. Usually takes overnight, but depends on the humidity and temp outside.
If you smoke or dry it too hot, a lot of the fat will drip out and it will get crunchy. I try to error on the cool side even if it takes longer.
You can reuse the brine a couple times too.