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Title: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: MrRaven on August 26, 2011, 05:41:57 PM
I teach an English as a Second Language class and we always have an annual BBQ at my house. Well there is a guy in the class who loved fly fishing. He is from China. I heard that I got a smoker this summer so he is excited to try some of my smoked fish.

Well, he called tonight. He asked if I bought the salmon, and I said no. He said he would be right over. He had just caught a 3.5 ft salmon and dropped it off at the house! I was so pumped.

I have never filetted a salmon before. I hacked it up a bunch, but it should still taste great! Below are some pics and now I am going to make the brine for it to swim in tonight!!!

(http://www.theblackpeppercorn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/salmon2.jpg)

(http://www.theblackpeppercorn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/salmon3.jpg)
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: devo on August 26, 2011, 05:49:25 PM
Nothing like free salmon even if you have to clean it. Just make sure you take out all them little pin bones.  :)
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: beefmann on August 26, 2011, 08:53:04 PM
good looking salmon let us know how it turns out
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: Kummok on August 26, 2011, 10:39:21 PM
Ouch! That is NOT a serrated steak knife you're using on that fine salmon, MrRaven?!?!   :'(  PuhLeeze tell me that it's just a fuzzy picture....if not, PM me with a mailing address where I can send a gen-you-wine filleting knife if you will be filleting anymore salmon.... ;)
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: MrRaven on August 27, 2011, 04:45:05 AM
Oh no - it was seen. I need to go and hide my head in shame. Of course Kummok would notice. I don't  have a fish filet knife and my butcher knives wouldn't work well so I went back and forth between this and another knife. Just please don't ban me from this forum for this kind of butchering!!  ;)
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: Keymaster on August 27, 2011, 05:08:11 AM
Look forward to seeing the end results :)
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: MrRaven on August 30, 2011, 05:03:02 PM
OH My did Kummok's recipe make that salmon amazing. a day in the brine - about 7 hours of total smoke at increasing temps with apple wood. woohoo! everyone loved it! Pics to come
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on August 30, 2011, 05:58:16 PM
You will probably be getting more salmon to smoke now!! Good Job.

 You might want to take Kummok up on his offer, he may even give you a call and proper instructions on how to fillet a salmon! He be good people so I am pretty sure he would do that. Like that you fillet from the dorsal fin and not from the belly.
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: Kummok on August 31, 2011, 06:34:09 PM
[Chuckling]  Glad you have a good sense of humor Mr Raven...  ;) ;D   The important thing is that you arrived at the DELICIOUS destination!!
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: OU812 on September 01, 2011, 08:05:09 AM
Can hardly wait for the money shot.
Title: Re: A friend just dropped off a 3.5ft salmon for me!!
Post by: Keymaster on September 01, 2011, 07:41:38 PM
Can hardly wait for the money shot.
Summers not over, Teachers start september 6th ;D Sorry I'm School Maintenance and work all year :) I'll stand in the corner now ;)