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Offline coldcreekchris

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trout jerky...
« on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:36 PM »
had the smoker going all weekend....brined the trout and salmon filets in brown sugar..garlic..ginger. .and mango/ pineapple juice..bay leaves..lots of maple syrup..then smoked them with oak ..apple..and cherry....took a few of the filets..and put them in the dehydrator .incredible trout jerky.....I know some people call trout turd and all that....but trout jerky is good...try it some time....

Offline KDW

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2019, 09:34 PM »
Duly noted and the ingredients written down. Smoked a lot of fish, have never used the juice in the brine. Looks
like I better make a trout run

Ken

Offline PablitoPescador

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2019, 10:24 PM »
Sounds amazing. Might have to give it a try the next time I hook into some of those bait stealing trash fish ;)

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2019, 10:45 PM »
Sounds good, might have to try that. I like smoked trout once in awhile.

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #4 on: Mar 18, 2019, 11:01 PM »
I've noticed lots of bagged jerky in stores have mango or pineapple juice as an ingredient. I started adding it a few years back after.i saw that. I do reduce it down quite a bit by boiling...

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2019, 01:52 AM »
smart move m fish on the juice reduction...I always glaze with maple syrup on the last hrs of the smoke...but a heavier fruit glaze sounds awesome...

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2019, 03:12 AM »
no joke...take a couple fillets  after they are done in  the smoker..and put em in the dehydrator..great jerky...

Offline Piltzviller

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2019, 11:10 AM »
That's the plan here. Another weekend or two and i'll fire the smoker up!

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 2019, 11:20 AM »
do it before the bears wake up.....about a decade ago I got a big haul from g town on march 31.. about every hungry critter from miles away showed up...scrubbed all my trays and pans and still..bear was at the smoker the next morning till my blue tic hound chased him off....

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2019, 12:55 PM »



I'll keep that in mind... clearly my bear alarm is broken...

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2019, 01:37 PM »
  HA!!!!!.....best dogs ever .. in my opinion....that's a good looking pooch.....

Offline Piltzviller

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #11 on: Mar 19, 2019, 03:00 PM »
Yea, she does just fine on the ice and slush

Offline Bear Lake Bob

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #12 on: Mar 19, 2019, 04:55 PM »
Duly noted and the ingredients written down. Smoked a lot of fish, have never used the juice in the brine. Looks
like I better make a trout run

Ken

I use apple juice 《 Cheap Generic )》  to brine all my trout and Salmon in. A great investment in a great finished product. Use two 64 oz. bottles of juice, in a  clean plastic 5 gal pail, cup of dark brown sugar, 2 cups uniodized salt. Add 4 tablespoons black pepper. Brine over night in cold garage, refrigerator, or safely outside if the temperature is 45 or below. I put a dinner plate on top of the brined fish, then weight it down with a water filled bottle or whatever. Secret being, you can leave fish in this brine for seversl days as long ad it is cool. Rinse before smoking.
Ii hate to tell people what to do, but I gave always used a latex glove, and slathered Maple SYRUP, EVEN GENERIC SYRUP ON THE FISH PIECES ABOUT 1or 2 hours before completely smoked. I and everyone who eats my product really like the color it provides and of course the sweet sour taste.

Offline RuralMT

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #13 on: Mar 24, 2019, 09:01 PM »
Were you smoking rainbow trout CCC?  I'd like to try this recipe out but small-stream brookies are about the only trout available in smoker-worthy numbers.  Do you have a preference as far as salmonid species go or would you do the same recipe for any trout or even kokanee?

Offline coldcreekchris

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #14 on: Mar 24, 2019, 10:56 PM »
seriously tho..smoke those brookies,...you can either can em..or make a dip that everybody will rave about...

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #15 on: Mar 24, 2019, 11:05 PM »
seriously tho..smoke those brookies,...you can either can em..or make a dip that everybody will rave about...
Couldn't agree more. That's the reason they were brought here.
"Do not tell fish stories where the people know you...but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish."    S.C.

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #16 on: Mar 25, 2019, 12:31 AM »
Couldn't agree more. That's the reason they were brought here.
how many times do you find an 8 inch brookie with a 4 inch brookie in its gut....I know...not trying to start crap...but..in the western part of the state...catch..can or smoke em

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #17 on: Mar 25, 2019, 09:13 AM »
CCC. I am a little confused. Did I say something that rubbed you the wrong way? If so, I apologize as that was not my intention. I was simply agreeing that Brookies are perfect ingredients for a smoking and or canning day.
"Do not tell fish stories where the people know you...but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish."    S.C.

Offline RuralMT

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2019, 09:19 AM »
Thanks CCC and Miza.  I now have an incentive to try out a few more lakes this spring, as well as whip out the ol 3 weight and hit the local creeks.  My kokanee season has been less than stellar this winter...this seems like the perfect alternative!

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Re: trout jerky...
« Reply #19 on: Apr 01, 2019, 10:29 AM »
Sounds incredibly delicious!

 



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