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  • Sweet Salmon Jerky
 
  • Sweet Salmon Jerky
 

Sweet Salmon Jerky

Sweet Salmon Jerky
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4.01Sweet Salmon Jerky
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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time5 hrs
  • Serves6 - 8
  • HardwoodMaple

Give a smoked salmon recipe a sweet twist, & turn it into a hearty snack. With brown sugar & a few hours in the smoker, our jerky recipe will satisfy any savory cravings.

Ingredients

  • 2 qt. Water
  • 3/4 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Morton Tender Quick Curing Salt
  • 4 cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups, divided use Maple Syrup
  • 1 qty. 2 to 3 lb. fillet Wild-Caught Salmon Fillet, Skinned, Pin Bones Removed
  • 2 qt. Water
  • 3/4 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Morton Tender Quick Curing Salt
  • 4 cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups, divided use Maple Syrup
  • 1 qty. 2 to 3 lb. fillet Wild-Caught Salmon Fillet, Skinned, Pin Bones Removed

Preparation

In a large nonreactive bowl, combine the water, salt, curing salt (if using), brown sugar, and 1 cup of the maple syrup. Stir with a long-handled spoon to dissolve the salts and sugar.

With a sharp, serrated knife, slice the salmon into 1/2-inch thick slices with the short side parallel to you on the cutting board. In other words, make your cuts from the head end to the tail end. (This is considerably easier if the fish is frozen.)

Cut each strip crosswise into 4- or 5-inch lengths.

Immerse the strips in the brine, weighting with a plate or a plastic bag of ice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12 hours.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

Drain the salmon strips and discard the brine. Arrange the salmon strips in a single layer directly on the grill grate.

Smoke for several hours (5 to 6), or until the jerky is dry but not rock-hard. You want it to yield when you bite into it.

Halfway through the smoking time, mix the remaining cup of maple syrup with 1/4 cup of warm water and brush the salmon strips on all sides with the mixture

Transfer to a resealable plastic bag while the jerky’s still warm. Let the jerky rest for an hour at room temperature. Squeeze any air from the bag, and refrigerate the jerky. Enjoy!

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time5 hrs
  • Serves6 - 8
  • HardwoodMaple

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