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Offline Trond C

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Cold smoked mackerel
« on: August 20, 2011, 01:24:57 am »
Hi ! :D  We got some mackerel two weeks ago and I decided to try coldsmoking them. I had them in a bucket with coarse salt for two weeks. I could have had some sugar in to. They make their own brine - salt draws out liquid from the fish. Then from early evening yesterday to late morning in fresh water to draw out salt.   

Drying:



Ready for smoke:



Just checking  :) :



Finished after 12 hours smoke, alder and hickory!




They tasted nice - my first time coldsmoking fish. The two weeks in salt I don't think is necessary, some receipts says so, other one/two days, both is probably OK, maybe some difference in the end? Next time I'll catch more mackerel, to even out the amount of smoke and fish  :)

Fish is OK, mackerel is nice, meat isn't bad either - I just had to show the nice peace of meat I smoked some weeks ago, tasted very nice and looks good in pictures  :D



And, this boat passing here earlier this summer was very nice  :)



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Trond,
Norway

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Cold smoked mackerel
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 02:00:18 am »
The fish looks good.

You may have solved a problem I have. A friend of mine was talking about white fish lox she use to eat as a child, but she didn't know what white fish was used. I may try the mackerel.


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Offline Trond C

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Re: Cold smoked mackerel
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 07:13:19 am »
Yes, the fish was good, now wife and daughter has tasted too, and agree. We had a visit of this little one here under, maybe he smelled nice food - but he did not like the smoked mackerel when we gave him some  :) it's called a marten, european type, in English, according to google    :)

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Offline muebe

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Re: Cold smoked mackerel
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 08:05:13 am »
The Mackeral looks like it turned out good. My favorite way to eat Mackeral is raw...as in sushi ;D

Spanish Mackerel is pretty good but my favorite is Japanese Mackerel. I never had cold smoked Mackerel but would be more than willing to give it a shot after seeing your pics. ;)
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Offline 3rensho

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Re: Cold smoked mackerel
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 08:56:15 am »
That is some nice looking fish.  Maybe you could cold smoke some lutefisk before cooking it at Christmas.  ;D ;D


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it's called a marten, european type, in English,

We've got lots of those little guys here in Switzerland - called Marder's in German.
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Offline callatis

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Re: Cold smoked mackerel
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 07:01:12 pm »
The meat looks great! Why the skin didn't get that nice golden color?
I hot smoke my mackerel and I get the golden color. Looking to do cols smoking too.