Smoked Trout Recipe (Steelhead)
It is easy to find a smoked trout recipe on the web today.
Most call for larger trout or steelhead. You certainly don't need to pay extra for
smoked fish at the store, you can easily smoke your own at home.
We will offer one recipe here and then give you some links to other sites.
First let's look at some of the things you will need.
- You need a smoker. This can be a propane smoker, or an electric smoker like a Smokey Joe. You can also use a charcoal grill that is designed for smoking.
- Hardwood chips from alder, apple, oak, hickory or cherry. All can be purchased at most hardware stores. You won't need very much.
Smoked Trout Recipe for Steelhead
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 hours
Total time: 13 hours and 40 minutes
Serves 6 with two pounds of steelhead
pounds of steelhead fillets
oil (2 tablespoons)
garlic (4 cloves)
and dried rosemary (1-1/2 tablespoons)
sugar-based curing mixture like Morton's Tender Quick
pound of alder wood chips, soaked in water or wine
off the fillets inside and out.
in a shallow baking dish.
olive oil over the steelhead and season with rosemary and garlic.
the seasoning into the steelhead.
and put in the refrigerator overnight.
the curing salt in the water and pour in the dish with the steelhead.
at least 15 minutes for each half inch of thickness.
the steelhead is marinating prepare the smoker for a 4-hour burn using
charcoal. The smoker should reach 150 degrees before you start.
each piece of steelhead on a small piece of foil and discard the leftover
with pepper as needed.
on the rack in the smoker and add a small handful of wood chips on the
coals or in the heat box.
the steelhead and smoke for two hours. Add wood chips when needed.
the temperature of the smoker (by adding more charcoal) to about 200
degrees, letting the fish smoke till the inside temperature of the fillets
reaches about 165 degrees.
the steelhead from the smoker and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
Want more? Look here to find a good smoked trout recipe.
- The following recipe goes into detail about preparing the grill, something very helpful if you are new to smoking fish. Smoked Trout Recipe From CHOW