Sun 5 Jul 2009
After this afternoon’s BurntWurst debacle, I had to try again…
I defrosted a Sockeye Salmon that had been in the freezer… then I marinated it in some Rice Vinegar, Soy Sauce, with Cinnamon and Ginger, and a healthy portion of Sea Salt for about three hours.
I stoked the fire, added a few charcoal briquets, and a heathy helping of hickory chips, and let it start smoking.
I put the Salmon on the grill around 4:00. The temp was 120°F and the smoke was flowing. I checked it every 10 minutes or so until about 4:40.
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Grayson woke up right after I took that photo, and was crying, so I got distracted for a few minutes… I took it off the grill at 5:00. I should have grabbed it at 4:45 or so, I think.
It smelled amazing. AMAZING!
I put it in the oven to cool a little while I finished up the peas and corn.
We sat down to eat around 5:30, and while the Salmon tasted like Smoked Salmon, it was just a tad dry. Not bad, mind you, but definitely should have come off the grill a little earlier.
Did a much better job of keeping the fire under control this time, and got the perfect amount of smoke.
More practice is in our future for sure. Tastes too good, and I definitely want to get good at smoking…