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[TX]Aceboy
08-05-2011, 03:57 PM
Doing a seafood entry for the first time in a local event. Rules are seafood and seafood only, no wet sauce, no bacon wrapped etc. My first idea was smoking salmon with a maple glaze. Anyone have any other ideas?

Again, only seafood and foil in the box.

Crash
08-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Smoked Marlin tastes great and offers the judges something new and interesting. I suppose the trick would be finding the marlin.

Oh yeah, dont forget to brine your fish before you smoke it.

[TX]Aceboy
08-05-2011, 07:57 PM
Smoked Marlin tastes great and offers the judges something new and interesting. I suppose the trick would be finding the marlin.

Oh yeah, dont forget to brine your fish before you smoke it.

I've seen That on a few websites. Water, salt?

Crash
08-05-2011, 09:33 PM
Aceboy;1739111']I've seen That on a few websites. Water, salt?
Water, salt and sugar are the three main ingredients. If your tap water is nasty, use bottled. From there you can add whatever else you want. We add garlic, juice of 1 lemon, peppercorns and a few bay leaves.

Dont over-brine, small pieces only need about 1-1.5 hrs.

Then rinse with cold water, dry with paper towel and set on a rack (in fridge) for the pellicle to set up.

Smoke to your desired consistency. We like our temps under 180.