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cowgirl
03-05-2018, 10:32 PM
I was able to replenish my supply of canned, smoked salmon recently.
Stuck with the same process I always use. I like the outcome.

Made a cure of three parts brown sugar to one part canning salt...

https://i.imgur.com/2cfRiO4.jpg

cut slits for even curing and smoking...

https://i.imgur.com/7bkS9DQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/u1K0ZcU.jpg

wrapped and cured in the fridge overnight...

https://i.imgur.com/ugQNWBh.jpg

rinsed and ready for the cold smoke..

https://i.imgur.com/S85f08D.jpg

I used a blend of alder and apple woods in my little smokehouse..

https://i.imgur.com/KT43SKG.jpg?1

For salmon, I keep the smoke under 80F, which was no problem. The temperature remained around 45F .

https://i.imgur.com/RMKOHum.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FLzFTKO.jpg

The canning process intensifies the smoke flavor so a 2 hr smoke is all that's needed..

https://i.imgur.com/NN2C3vn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/iT6AvIB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vJL1nWG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/I4UKiSz.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VfiW6ts.jpg

Ready for canning...

Removed the meat from the skin..

https://i.imgur.com/UChOicS.jpg

Filled the sterilized jars with smoked salmon, added onion, pepper and oil to each jar.

https://i.imgur.com/LlHnrp8.jpg

Wiped the rim of each jar with white vinegar before topping with hot lids..

https://i.imgur.com/iequDTv.jpg

ready for the pressure canner...

https://i.imgur.com/B5VpHBk.jpg

For my altitude, these process at 12lbs of pressure for 100 minutes.

https://i.imgur.com/YLvZ1JB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YGTnKTy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FBF9NdQ.jpg

I've been using the smoked salmon for several meals..

Smoked salmon deviled Blue Swede duck eggs...

https://i.imgur.com/fICIWc5.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/G813Wof.jpg

Smoked salmon, cream cheese spread...

https://i.imgur.com/6nxXb4f.jpg

Smoked salmon, caper, cream cheese, onion bagels...

https://i.imgur.com/DN1YYrK.jpg

Panko crusted, smoked salmon patties with a sriracha sauce topping...

https://i.imgur.com/qlQ02Bs.jpg

puff pastry snacks...

https://i.imgur.com/AGpfegp.jpg

and my favorite... smoked salmon lasagna with creamy, gooey sauce..

https://i.imgur.com/j9zXE2Z.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5kR1uAd.jpg

I'm set for awhile! :thumb:

Sorry for so many pics, but thanks for looking!

Titch
03-05-2018, 10:35 PM
Looks great, white Vinegar to sterilize I assume.
Do you process the Oil in any way and what sort?

cowgirl
03-05-2018, 10:41 PM
Looks great, white Vinegar to sterilize I assume.
Do you process the Oil in any way and what sort?

The jars are already sterilized. After filling the jars, I wipe the rim of the jar with white vinegar to remove oil and clean the rim so the lids will seal well.
One teaspoon of oil is added to each jar before processing for moisture. Veggie oil is my favorite, it doesn't add flavor, just moisture.
Thanks Titch!

Joshw
03-05-2018, 10:43 PM
Looking good! Those deviled eggs are calling my name. I love duck eggs, but always scramble them, because the whites seem tough when fried. Honestly, never even thought about making deviled eggs out of them. How are the whites compared to boiled chicken eggs?

Clay-b-que
03-05-2018, 10:44 PM
Yum! It looks amazing as always!

cowgirl
03-05-2018, 10:52 PM
Looking good! Those deviled eggs are calling my name. I love duck eggs, but always scramble them, because the whites seem tough when fried. Honestly, never even thought about making deviled eggs out of them. How are the whites compared to boiled chicken eggs?

Thank you Josh! Glad to hear you're a duck egg fan too. They are my favorites.
The whites are pretty close to a chicken egg... lighter in color, more translucent than a chicken egg. I eat them pretty often so I don't notice a big difference between the two, texture wise. Sorry, not much help! lol

cowgirl
03-05-2018, 10:53 PM
Yum! It looks amazing as always!

Thanks so much Clay! :-D

Smoke on Badger Mountain
03-06-2018, 01:32 AM
Fantastic as usual Jeanie! I'm a fiend for deviled eggs. Never had duck eggs though. I'm going to have to be on a mission to find some now. Thanks for the great post.

jgame
03-06-2018, 04:58 AM
That sure looks good. You have some mad cooking and photo skills.

Smoke Dawg
03-06-2018, 05:15 AM
Eric work neighbor! It all looks amazing

Spring Salmon season is just around the corner

TuscaloosaQ
03-06-2018, 05:46 AM
That has got to taste amazing.... your Skillz are crazy!!!!!!!!

Neil
03-06-2018, 05:49 AM
Looks delicious as always Jeannie!

ModelMaker
03-06-2018, 08:11 AM
Good.
Ed

cullenbranson
03-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Wow, thanks for posting!

robert-r
03-06-2018, 09:28 AM
Over the top!!! Truly amazing.

gtr
03-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Once again - starts out great and just keeps getting better as I scroll down! I've been wanting to get into canning stuff, but it just seems to stay on that list of things I wanna "do one day".... Plus, with the 2 eating machines I have in the house, it's hard enough to keep stuff in the fridge, let alone in jars. :shocked:

Smoked salmon is dear to my heat - love that stuff! Very nicely done all the way around, Jeanie! :clap2:

pork_butt
03-06-2018, 10:52 AM
Wow!! Truly amazing!!. Smoked Salmon Lasagna looks fantastic.

rehless
03-06-2018, 11:26 AM
Damn, that is beautiful.

Big George's BBQ
03-06-2018, 11:39 AM
Outstanding Love your Salmon and you can post as many pics as you want
Is that farm raised salmon raised on your farm

KevinJ
03-06-2018, 12:57 PM
Always amazing Jeanie, I know you have your blog but you could easily pull off a book. The Lasagna is making my tummy growl.

checkrd past
03-06-2018, 01:00 PM
I just absolutely love all that you post.Truly a gift to the smoking and culinary world.

BillN
03-06-2018, 01:50 PM
I'm a big fan of smoked salmon and really like everything about this post. Outstanding work Jeanie.

THoey1963
03-06-2018, 01:59 PM
I don't think I like you anymore...

<don't be jealous> <don't be jealous> <don't be jealous>

bluetang
03-06-2018, 01:59 PM
Way fine! So many possibilities with that.

thirdeye
03-06-2018, 05:27 PM
Looks great, you're killing me with the photos. :thumb: I've had a note and a couple of your photos on the recipe page for my canned salmon for quite a while and keep forgetting to smoke & can some. My dry cure is similar to your recipe, I do put my fillets flesh down when I wrap, but I do need to try slicing to the skin, it makes perfect sense especially when cubing the meat for canning anyway. Like you I use either jalapenos or green onion in each jar, and a tick of oil, a little water and some seasoning.

I generally can 6# of salmon at a time, which is about 14 of the 1/2 pint jars and I'm down to about 5 jars. Maybe I'll put a reminder note on the jars themselves so I won't forget to try this next time.

https://i.imgur.com/voi3iC9.jpg

16Adams
03-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Awesome!!!!

Stingerhook
03-06-2018, 06:31 PM
Mighty fine Jeanie.

cowgirl
03-06-2018, 08:28 PM
Fantastic as usual Jeanie! I'm a fiend for deviled eggs. Never had duck eggs though. I'm going to have to be on a mission to find some now. Thanks for the great post.
Thanks Josh! I'm pretty fond of duck eggs. Hope you give them a try sometime. :-D

That sure looks good. You have some mad cooking and photo skills.
Thanks so much! Very kind of you! :-D

Eric work neighbor! It all looks amazing

Spring Salmon season is just around the corner
Neighbor, you've got it made. Wish I lived closer to the ocean or water. Thanks! :-D

That has got to taste amazing.... your Skillz are crazy!!!!!!!!

Great to see you Paul! Hope all is well in Alabama. Thanks! :-D

Looks delicious as always Jeannie!

Thank you Neil! :-D

cowgirl
03-06-2018, 08:41 PM
Thank you Ed, Cullen and Robert! :-D

Once again - starts out great and just keeps getting better as I scroll down! I've been wanting to get into canning stuff, but it just seems to stay on that list of things I wanna "do one day".... Plus, with the 2 eating machines I have in the house, it's hard enough to keep stuff in the fridge, let alone in jars. :shocked:

Smoked salmon is dear to my heat - love that stuff! Very nicely done all the way around, Jeanie! :clap2:

Greg, between work, music and two growing boys, I doubt that you have time for much else! You're a busy guy in a good way... :-D
If you ever do find time to can..keep me posted please! Thank you! :thumb:

Wow!! Truly amazing!!. Smoked Salmon Lasagna looks fantastic.

Thanks Pork Butt! That salmon lasagna is addicting. I love the stuff. :becky:

Damn, that is beautiful.
Thank you rehless!! :-D

Outstanding Love your Salmon and you can post as many pics as you want
Is that farm raised salmon raised on your farm
I wish George! lol Thank you! :-D

Always amazing Jeanie, I know you have your blog but you could easily pull off a book. The Lasagna is making my tummy growl.
Very kind of you Kevin. Thanks! :-D
Still chuckling over your "dog house" photo. lol

cowgirl
03-06-2018, 08:48 PM
I just absolutely love all that you post.Truly a gift to the smoking and culinary world.

Checkrd past, you're very kind... thank you! :hug:

I'm a big fan of smoked salmon and really like everything about this post. Outstanding work Jeanie.

Thank you Bill! It's nice to have the jars on hand for quick meals. :-D

I don't think I like you anymore...

<don't be jealous> <don't be jealous> <don't be jealous>

:laugh: Terry!

Way fine! So many possibilities with that.
Thanks so much Blue! :-D

cowgirl
03-06-2018, 08:52 PM
Looks great, you're killing me with the photos. :thumb: I've had a note and a couple of your photos on the recipe page for my canned salmon for quite a while and keep forgetting to smoke & can some. My dry cure is similar to your recipe, I do put my fillets flesh down when I wrap, but I do need to try slicing to the skin, it makes perfect sense especially when cubing the meat for canning anyway. Like you I use either jalapenos or green onion in each jar, and a tick of oil, a little water and some seasoning.

I generally can 6# of salmon at a time, which is about 14 of the 1/2 pint jars and I'm down to about 5 jars. Maybe I'll put a reminder note on the jars themselves so I won't forget to try this next time.


Thanks thirdeye! The smoke really adds a lot of flavor to the dishes I make with the canned salmon. Hope you give it a try sometime! :thumb:

Awesome!!!!

Thanks Adams! :-D

Mighty fine Jeanie.

Thank you Marty! :-D

ssv3
03-06-2018, 09:21 PM
Outa bounds Neighbor! Truly amazing and inspiring. That's it! I'm going to give your canned salmon a try with my All American. It's tired of just doing pork. :becky:

cowgirl
03-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Outa bounds Neighbor! Truly amazing and inspiring. That's it! I'm going to give your canned salmon a try with my All American. It's tired of just doing pork. :becky:

Thanks Neighbor! Your All American is beautiful! I wish I had one. :becky:

chambersuac
03-07-2018, 12:52 AM
Jeanie, I love you. You know that, right? Remember that, because i gotta tell you that I'm disappointed in this thread. I always open your posts expecting to find some good pictures of good food, cooked perfectly. Not this time, however.

Yes, the pictures are really good. It looks like your cooking was flawless, but the food overall really bitherred me.

See, it's almost 1 A.M. I just checked into the hospital yesterday afternoon. I had hospital food for supper 7 hours ago, and will be eating hospital food for 2-3 weeks. I open up your post and laid my eyes upon all that you posted and my stomach yelled at my mouth for not giving it anything nearly as awesome as your food. My mouth is mad at my eyes for showing it what you have been eating, while I've been eating junk (Of course, everything is junk compared to your food). Also, my mouth watered so much, I thought I was going to short out my hospital bed. SEE?!?! See what you did to me? My body is rebelling, I'm trying not to sin by coveting your food, your smokehouse, your talent, etc.

Now, you have me so worked up, I doubt I can sleep. Sheesh, Jeanie.

Ok, it's true I love you, but truth be told, I love the post, too. I remain in awe of you. Maybe I should take a cue from our friend, Marty, (May He rest in peace) and ask you to adopt me. :) God bless you, my friend

garyk1398
03-07-2018, 10:27 AM
Another Jeanie thread showing your one of your many talents! :clap2:
Looks magnificent as usual! Wish I was your neighbor who's in needs a jar or two of your grub!!

Mason Dixon Bowhunta
03-07-2018, 11:09 AM
Wow, everything looks delicious. You even made deviled eggs look amazing!

BillN
03-07-2018, 12:16 PM
Outa bounds Neighbor! Truly amazing and inspiring. That's it! I'm going to give your canned salmon a try with my All American. It's tired of just doing pork. :becky:

OK, now I'm curious what is an All American? Sorry Jeanie not trying to hijack your post.

MisterChrister
03-07-2018, 12:42 PM
That is Fan-flipping-fark-tastic! May I also please have a little guidance on your smoked salmon lasagna recipe? That is just over the top gorgeous! DANG I'm glad that you hang out here!

cowgirl
03-07-2018, 07:49 PM
Jeanie, I love you. You know that, right? Remember that, because i gotta tell you that I'm disappointed in this thread. I always open your posts expecting to find some good pictures of good food, cooked perfectly. Not this time, however.

Yes, the pictures are really good. It looks like your cooking was flawless, but the food overall really bitherred me.

See, it's almost 1 A.M. I just checked into the hospital yesterday afternoon. I had hospital food for supper 7 hours ago, and will be eating hospital food for 2-3 weeks. I open up your post and laid my eyes upon all that you posted and my stomach yelled at my mouth for not giving it anything nearly as awesome as your food. My mouth is mad at my eyes for showing it what you have been eating, while I've been eating junk (Of course, everything is junk compared to your food). Also, my mouth watered so much, I thought I was going to short out my hospital bed. SEE?!?! See what you did to me? My body is rebelling, I'm trying not to sin by coveting your food, your smokehouse, your talent, etc.

Now, you have me so worked up, I doubt I can sleep. Sheesh, Jeanie.

Ok, it's true I love you, but truth be told, I love the post, too. I remain in awe of you. Maybe I should take a cue from our friend, Marty, (May He rest in peace) and ask you to adopt me. :) God bless you, my friend

Love ya too Dan! So sorry to hear you're in the hospital!! I hope this is for a quick visit and nothing serious! I'm sure our friend Marty is keeping the smoke rolling in Heaven. :thumb:
Really hope you're feeling better soon Dan... :hug:

Another Jeanie thread showing your one of your many talents! :clap2:
Looks magnificent as usual! Wish I was your neighbor who's in needs a jar or two of your grub!!
Thanks so much Gary! :-D

Wow, everything looks delicious. You even made deviled eggs look amazing!

Thank you Bowhunta! I love deviled eggs..the smoked salmon kicks up the flavor a bit for me. :-D

OK, now I'm curious what is an All American? Sorry Jeanie not trying to hijack your post.

No problem Bill! An All American is a pressure canner. They are pretty nice! :thumb:

That is Fan-flipping-fark-tastic! May I also please have a little guidance on your smoked salmon lasagna recipe? That is just over the top gorgeous! DANG I'm glad that you hang out here!

Thanks Chris! :-D
The lasagna is really easy. I make a basic white sauce with sauteed scallions and garlic added...here's a link to a pic of how I do it..
I used grilled salmon in the link instead of the smoked. I also use regular ole cooked noodles on this batch instead of non bake. I just use what I have on hand. lol

http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/2012/08/grilled-salmon-lasagna.html

Thanks again Chris! :-D

BillN
03-08-2018, 02:02 PM
Thanks Jeanie, I was not thinking pressure canner.

Smoking Piney
03-08-2018, 07:25 PM
Jeanie,

I'm running out of words for "wow" when it comes to your posts.

You hit a sweet spot with me on this one - I LOVE smoked salmon.

New word - Splendiferous! :-D

Rocky Branch BBQ
03-08-2018, 07:59 PM
I read. the recipes and how to's on your website. Looks outstanding. Hard to beat smoked salmon. Thanks for all of your detailed info on how to "try" to duplicate you recipes.

cowgirl
03-08-2018, 09:05 PM
Thanks Jeanie, I was not thinking pressure canner.

You're sure welcome Bill! :-D

Jeanie,

I'm running out of words for "wow" when it comes to your posts.

You hit a sweet spot with me on this one - I LOVE smoked salmon.

New word - Splendiferous! :-D

Thanks so much John! :-D

I read. the recipes and how to's on your website. Looks outstanding. Hard to beat smoked salmon. Thanks for all of your detailed info on how to "try" to duplicate you recipes.

Thank you Rocky Branch! I hope you give it a go!
Keep me posted if you do please!!:-D

jstrand
03-09-2018, 09:01 AM
I don't even like salmon much, but I would definitely eat everything you just posted. My brother has been a professional photographer for at least 30 years and you do take some excellent photos.
Now on a serious note. Why do you not have a cooking show? It would be way better than the ones currently.