Best Smoked Salmon Brine Ala Poppie

Recipe by Chef PotPie
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READY IN: 16hrs
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve the salt and sugar in apple cider or juice, then add more apple cider/juice to 'cover' the fish. Yes, they float, it's okay, just try to turn them if you can now and again.
  • Let them soak for about 6 hours. Drain and rinse them.
  • Here's the important part: Dry them off and leave them uncovered in the fridge for at least 4 hours, more hours the better.
  • This time allows the brined fish to form a "pellicle" on the brined part which takes the smoke flavor.
  • Now smoke the fish for whatever you usually do. YUM.
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