Kristopher got me hooked on smoking salmon. He made it for us a few times, and it was the best salmon I had ever tasted. He and Nora gave me a smoker for Christmas. I first made a smoked chicken. It didn't come out that great. I didn't cook it long enough and I cut it too soon. How did I know he really meant it, when he said you have to let it rest first. Oh well, lesson learned. So than a few weeks ago when he was here, he showed me how to smoke the salmon. Today I was flying solo. Well, with a few text messages back and forth. And it came out awesome. I am calling my smoker, my salmon smoker. If I never smoke anything besides the salmon, I'm happy.
First you have to soak the Hickory wood chips for an hour.
Put spices on the fish and let sit an hour also.
I used a meat digital meat thermometer and it came out perfect.
And of course we had to have garlic bread to top it off. My bread with big holes in it. It still worked ok.
And don't forget the fried potatoes!
Rod was my helper. He plugged in the smoker and put the wood chips in the burner. I don't like doing that part. lol