Brine for Smoked Salmon

Brine for Smoked Salmon

38 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    1 h 10 m
  • Ready In

    13 h 10 m
Mike O.
Recipe by  Mike O.

“Salmon brine is made with lots of citrus flavor. It is also excellent for trout. This recipe makes enough to brine two large salmon fillets.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 gallon

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Directions

  1. Pour the water into a large bowl or small bucket. If you must use a pot, use one that does not contain aluminum. Stir in the kosher salt, white sugar, brown sugar, lemon pepper, parsley and seasoning mix. Add the garlic, hot pepper sauce, lemons, oranges, lime and onion.
  2. Soak your salmon in this brine in the refrigerator for 12 to 36 hours. Smoke using your desired method (see Cook's Note).

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Reviews (38)

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QUIRKYIQ
79

QUIRKYIQ

Very unique recipe! Takes a bit of time to prepare the brine but it was worth it. I'm glad I halved the recipe...it makes A LOT! I smoked two salmon filets and one halibut filet. Both came out juicy and flaky. Yum!

FARFUL
64

FARFUL

Incredible...does take some time and I halved the recipe and still had plenty (1 very large salmon)..comments were all VERY positive...I also used the leftover brine in the smoker water pan! I will definately use this one again-thanks.

SPEARFISHER
60

SPEARFISHER

Most excellent! I have brined salmon and smoked it before but this recipe gives such a complex range of flavors that it is unbeatable. I loved it. I did half the recipe and there was still PLENTY. Also left out the sugars and the orannge. I dont really like a lot of sweet on my food. Just me. I highly recommend this one. Thanks for sharing it!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 82 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 22 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 3824 mg
  • 153%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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