Smoked frozen Salmon/Trout recipe, please?

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Smoked frozen Salmon/Trout recipe, please?

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I'm looking for an easy recipe for smoking salmon/trout that has been cleaned and frozen fresh with the skin on.

Is it possible to still get a good quality if the fish has been frozen?
Do I need specialized equipment?
I understand that some folks cold-smoke and some hot-smoke, cold smoking apparently makes for longer(?) storage, I'm told, is this true?
What methods do you all prefer, I've got fish in the freezer that my wife says they have to go.

Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks!
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Re: Smoked frozen Salmon/Trout recipe, please?

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http://www.lakechamplainunited.com/foru ... ?f=5&t=819

There are more examples like this in the recipe section....

Take a peek...
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Re: Smoked frozen Salmon/Trout recipe, please?

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I make my brine similar to the above, 1qt.,luke warm water, 1/4 cup Kosher salt, 3/4 cup molases, 6 shakes tobasco, 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Last few times I have used a little bit of brown sugar as well. Combine and pour over fillets in a bowl, making sure they are completely covered. Refrigerate for 24 hrs. or 36 for thicker cuts,( lake trout?) .Hot smoke for 3-4 hours, using green apple wood . I always remove the skin, but a friend leaves his on and peels it off when getting ready to eat. You won't need to worry about how long it will keep because it will be gone. It will keep 3 weeks refrigerated. I don't think it makes any difference wether the fish is frozen or fresh, most people can't tell the difference between lake trout and salmon.

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Thanks for the link Reelax. I can't wait to try Heijac's recipe.
I'll have to do a taste test with your variation too C-Hawk. Thanks
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Another thing that I have been doing when I smoke Lakers, is to rub them down with lemon juice, let it soak in for a while and then rub it off with a paper towel before I marinate. I think this helps to remove some of the grease and fishyness

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C-Hawk wrote:Another thing that I have been doing when I smoke Lakers, is to rub them down with lemon juice, let it soak in for a while and then rub it off with a paper towel before I marinate. I think this helps to remove some of the grease and fishyness
Thanks for that tip C-Hawk. These happen to be 18-20" rainbows.
1978 18' Starcraft SuperSport(White & Green) w/1978 Merc 80hp & 1978 Merc 7.5hp kicker - For fishing w/son.
1981 26' SeaRay Sundancer(Yellow) "Happy Hours" - For "fishing" :D (when I can convince wife and all kids to go).

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