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11-07-2011, 05:07 PM
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02-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Smoking fish is not difficult, and it takes far less time than smoking meats such as pork or venison. Once you have large pieces of your fish -- salmon is an excellent smoking fish, as is bluefish, trout or sturgeon -- you will need to prepare a brine.

A basic fish brine is:

4 cups water
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 bay leaves
1 stalk sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped fennel
1/2 chopped onion
2 smashed garlic cloves

Mix together all the brine ingredients and place your fish in a non-reactive container (plastic or glass), cover and put in the refigerator.