Salmon Brine That's Oh-So-Fine

Salmon Brine That's Oh-So-Fine

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"Basic recipe that can be tweaked to your liking. We serve smoked salmon with a sour cream/dill/horseradish sauce over sliced baguette to guests that rave on and on about how incredible it is. This recipe works well with halibut too!"
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10 m servings 2039 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 2039 kcal
  • 102%
  • Fat:
  • 1 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 530.5g
  • 171%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 91298 mg
  • 3652%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place peppercorns in a plastic bag and seal. Crush peppercorns on a work surface using a rolling pin.
  2. Combine water, crushed peppercorns, salt, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, white sugar, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and onion powder in a large bowl; stir until sugars and salt dissolve completely.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can heat everything to intensify flavors and help dissolving process go faster, but must cool completely before adding salmon/fish.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.


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