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How to make a candied smoked salmon

Make a Candied Smoked Salmon

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The smoker in this guide is a high temp. Muurikka Electric Smoking Oven, so cooking time will take about 30min. If you intend to use a “low & slow” smoker, this process could take up to 8 hours.

Mix the sugar, salt and pepper together.

Mix the sugar, salt and pepper together.

Fresh Skinless Salmon Filet.

Fresh Skinless Salmon Filet.

Rinse and pat dry salmon fillet then cut into serving-size  steaks.

Rinse and pat dry salmon fillet then cut into serving-size steaks.

Spread some of the mixture on the bottom of a glass or ceramic casserole dish. Leave a little space between the strips of Salmon to allow the Salmon to loose it's moisture.

Spread some of the mixture on the bottom of a glass or ceramic casserole dish. Leave a little space between the strips of Salmon to allow the Salmon to loose it's moisture.

Repeat until covered.

Repeat until covered.

Tightly cover with a plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to set 4 to 8 hours.

Tightly cover with a plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to set 4 to 8 hours.

After 4 to 8 hours...

After 4 to 8 hours...

rinse the salmon pieces under cool running water, thoroughly removing the brine.

rinse the salmon pieces under cool running water, thoroughly removing the brine.

Pat dry salmon fillet.

Pat dry salmon fillet.

Let the salmon strips sit for about 20-30 minutes in room temperature.

Let the salmon strips sit for about 20-30 minutes in room temperature.

Use 2/3 cup of Alder Wood Chips. You can add a sugar cube to the middle of the wood cheeps, to give the fish a nice golden color.

Use 2/3 cup of Alder Wood Chips. You can add a sugar cube to the middle of the wood cheeps, to give the fish a nice golden color.

Start your smoker, wait till there is smoke and put in the Salmon tray.

Start your smoker, wait till there is smoke and put in the Salmon tray.

When the inner temperature of the Salmon reaches 135dgrees (during the last few minutes of cooking) ...

When the inner temperature of the Salmon reaches 135dgrees (during the last few minutes of cooking) ...

take the tray out ...

take the tray out ...

and with some maple syrup and water (or melted honey) ...

and with some maple syrup and water (or melted honey) ...

paint a thin coating of the Maple syrup (or honey) onto the Salmon to get a nice glaze and place it back in smoker.

paint a thin coating of the Maple syrup (or honey) onto the Salmon to get a nice glaze and place it back in smoker.

When the inner temperature of the Salmon reaches 150dgrees or when it reaches your desired firmness ...

When the inner temperature of the Salmon reaches 150dgrees or when it reaches your desired firmness ...

it is ready.

it is ready.

When the Salmon is done, allow it to cool before eating. Bon appetit!

  • 1.0kg Fresh Skinless Salmon Filet
  • 2.0c Dark Brown Sugar
  • 0.0c Kosher Salt
  • 1.0Tbsp Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • Maple Syrup or Honey for Glazing
  • 1.0 Sugar Cube