Prep 6 hrs
Cook 10 mins
- 2 lbs salmon
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ginger (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- Cut salmon in 1/4' thick strips. Do while partly frozen. Mix the following as a marinade. Soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, pepper, liquid smoke. Boil marinade, let cool. Marinate salmon for 15 minute to 1 hour. Lay strips on racks. Dry in 150* oven for 5-6 hours or until dry and leathery to the touch. Store in air tight jars. If you need to you can use 1/4 dried ginger in place of fresh. You can also use teriyaki and worcestershire flavors for some great variations.
I found this too salty for my tastes. The next time I do this, I intend to soak the marinated fish in fresh water before drying in the oven to reduce some of the salt. I'll also do the short 15 minute marinade instead of the hour that I did this time.
Glad to find a recipe for salmon jerky! Thanks!