Simple smoking

One of my favorite fish to catch and eat is the Kokanee Salmon.  Pound for pound these are possibly one of the hardest fighting, best eating, and most difficult to land fish here in Colorado.  Kokanne are a land locked Sockeye Salmon.  They have a tender pink meat to them that is better tasting than probably any other fish you can catch.  My personal favorite is to smoke them and here is my favorite simple recipe: 6 Cups of Water (Room Temperature)3/4 Cup salt1/2 Cup of brown sugar2 tsp. garlic pwder1/2 tsp. dill1. mix all of the ingredients in water2. Soak skinned fish in mixture listed for 3 to 8 hours3. Remove fish and place on paper towel in baking dish in refrigerator over night4. Place fish in smoker and smoke for two hours or until done.  (Be careful that the fish is being slow smoked and the smoker is not getting to hot).  I like to use hickory chips soaked in apple juice over night.


 

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