In a large baking dish, mix water, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, onion powder, and ginger until well combined. Let cool completely.
Brown Sugar Brined Smoked Salmon
Bring additional flavor to your smoked salmon with this recipe for brown sugar brined smoked salmon. It is amazing the difference a brine can make.
Add fish fillets and let rest in the fridge for 6-7 hours.
Preheat smoker to 160 degrees Fahrenheit and add alder wood chips to the smoker box. Place salmon in smoker and cook for about 3 hours.
Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the salmon. Remove from smoker once the fish reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit or until the fillets take on a light pink color and begin to flake apart