Brine for oily or strong tasting fish

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Non-iodized salt
½ cup Brown sugar
¼ cup Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Garlic powder
1 tablespoon Onion powder
2 quarts Water

Fill a large container with ½ quart of warm water. Add ingredients. Mix thoroughly until well dissolved. Add the remaining 1½ quarts of water.

Immerse prepared fish chunks, filets or small whole fish completely in brine solution. Refrigerate fish in brine solution. Brine chunks of fish of fish 1" thick for about 5 up to 8 hours, ½" thick for about 4 hours, and for thinner filets or pieces 2-3 hours.

After brining, always rinse your fish with plenty of fresh water. Pat the fish dry, and allow them to air dry for about 1 hour. This will cause a "pellicle" (a tacky glaze on the fish) to form indicating that it is ready for the drying and smoking process.

courtesy of: starfishcons@...

Posted to bbq-digest by Jeff Lipsitt Cable on Apr 23, 1998

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