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Smoked Salmon question-Salmons All Done!!!
« on: June 16, 2011, 06:28:00 PM »
The wife had a grand idea of smoking a whole one side fillet of salmon so we could present it at a party this weekend as one side of  fish on a cedar board. Has anyone done this and does it take a lot longer to smoke?
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devo

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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 06:33:58 PM »
I have done whole trout and it didn't take any longer. Just don't smoke it on the cedar board as its not needed but I guess you already new that.

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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 06:47:53 PM »
K, its gettin brined whole ;D

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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 07:17:25 PM »
Purchased two sockeyes today and their both in brine now. Smoker in the morning  :P :P :P


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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 02:23:31 AM »
I have planked grilled a whole side of a small salmon on a grill and presented it on the plank with mango salsa. The mango salsa I used was great. I don't have the recipe right now but if you google salmon with mango salsa you should be able to find serveral recipes. The cedar plank makes for a nice serving platter. If you never use planks before, you should do a search on how to prepare the planks. The below link give you some hints on how to prepare the planks for grilling or oven use:
Basics of Plank Grilling

In the smoker I don't know if the plank will give off any cedar flavor, because the temperature will not get that hot. So it is difficult to know if you should add additional smoke or not. When using a cedar plank when grilling you have to soak it, in this case I don't know if you would want to soak the board and just apply a coat of oil on the surface the salmon will be on. But I would definitely use a temperature of 225°F, you may get the "buggers", but you can blot them off and/or cover them with the salsa or other topping just prior to serving.

With the plank it is hard to tell when the salmon will be finished in the smoker, but if you use the 225°F temperature, I would guest about 1 hour, if the salmon is not finished in that time you could finish it over a hot grill or in a 325°F oven until finished. If you finished over a hot grill, keep a spray bottle of water ready in case you see flames from the plank you can put them out.


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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 05:14:19 AM »
I often do centre cuts of salmon, up to 6-7 inches long, and I use the same brine and temperature staging (Kumocks) as for smaller pieces. The only difference is the timing. The bigger pieces take longer. I think a whole side would be great for father's day.....

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Re: Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 06:31:56 AM »
Thanks guys, I was not going to smoke the salmon on the plank, just using the plank as a plate while serving the salmon.

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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 06:33:56 AM »

Throw the cedar plank on the grill for a while to give it that rustic charred 'look'..   

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Re: Smoked Salmon question
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 07:59:44 AM »

Throw the cedar plank on the grill for a while to give it that rustic charred 'look'..   
Good idea STC, I'll definately do that :)

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Re: Smoked Salmon question-Salmons in the smoker
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 08:50:40 AM »
I got the salmon in the smoker at 8:30 this morning ;)


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Re: Smoked Salmon question-Salmons in the smoker
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 08:56:58 AM »
That is a nice load of Salmon you got there....save me some ;D
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Re: Smoked Salmon question-Salmons in the smoker
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 09:14:34 AM »
Now THATS gonna be gooood.

I have smoked a side then after the smoke finished on the grill,,turned out great.

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Re: Smoked Salmon question-Salmons in the smoker
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 10:06:13 AM »
Now that picture will make most peoples mouth water, little bit of brown sugar and lemon..yum..
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Re: Smoked Salmon question-Salmons in the smoker
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 04:27:48 PM »
All Done and Killer, I forgot to mention this was Kummocks receipt again ;D



I think I'll char the board tomorrow STC ;D


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Re: Smoked Salmon question-Salmons All Done!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 04:30:51 PM »
Wowwwwww............you got some extra?????? ;D