The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215 Message #4010805
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Sep-19 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
As a rule I despise and avoid farm raised salmon, but there is one variety from the north of Norway that is very good, is raised differently than most of it, and my ex has been buying it every so often for smoking. We had Copper River salmon last summer and the fish sold to Costco were smaller so they didn't have the fat reserves of larger fish, something that makes it taste even better. He brought by some fish he had prepared for smoking (cut into the size strips he prefers) and I made the brine and did all of that, then smoked it yesterday morning. He came by in the evening and left some with me and we packaged the rest for himself and our daughter. Yes, I did most of the work but I own the smoker and the brine is cheap and the amount left here was perfect for breakfast this morning.
I'm working on convincing him it's time to retire so he can borrow the smoker and smoke fish on his own schedule.