Alder Plank Smoked Salmon
Best Salmon I've ever had. Before today I would say that I didn't like salmon. Today was the turning point. I like salmon, it tastes wonderful...if done right.
This recipes doesn't need modification, but I did do a few things different. I think the impact was minimal:
Used the basic brine in the footnote, with a little modification:
Water, soy sauce, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar (extra), normal iodized salt. At the end I added orange juice and lemon pepper.
Soaked fish overnight and followed the recipe. Used double barrel charcoal pit with charcoal and wood chunks in small barrel and fish in big barrel. Replenished charcoal and wood when it got low. ~3 hours cooked, you could probably give or take an hour with no harm if smoking and not broiling.
It was wonderful. Next time I'd like to try something exotic. I'd like to use more juices in my brine and layer the fish with fruit. Mandarine oranges, pineapple.... I think that might be really good. Then again, it came out great and I'd hate to mess up a wonderful recipe.
This recipe is a keeper and will be used very very often in this house. You can't beat the health benefits of salmon with this wonderful taste.
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May 18, 2006