Brown Sugar Brined Smoked Salmon

10 mins
6 hrs
3 hrs
4

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.

Ingredients

FOR THE BRINE

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

FOR THE SALMON

  • 2 pounds salmon fillets

Directions

Step 1 Of 4
1
In a large baking dish, mix water, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, onion powder, and ginger until well combined. Let cool completely.
2
Add fish fillets and let rest in the fridge for 6-7 hours.
3
Preheat smoker to 160°F and add alder wood chips to the smoker box. Place salmon in smoker and cook for about 3 hours.
4
Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the salmon. Remove from smoker once the fish reaches 160°F or until the fillets take on a light pink color and begin to flake apart
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Seafood
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