Smoked Northern

Been catchhing lots of northern lately and have been fooling around smoking them. Tried a  some home made brines with good results, but I picked up a box of wild fish brine from Runnings and its really good...was wondering if anyone had any good recipes they'd like to share...would like to find something I could mix up at home instead of buying the hi- country brine, Most recipes I've tried are too salty, might be meant for thicker pieces of salmon.

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I've brined them before with apple juice and Lawry's season salt. Turned out pretty good. More of a sweet flavor.

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I use this for about everything I smoke and it really works well.  I put this in a 5 gallon bucket.

1 cup molassas
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canning/pickling salt
1 1/2 cup white sugar

Disolve ingredients in bottom of bucket with some warm water and add cold water to completely cover meat you are going to brine.  I just fill the bucket to just a couple inches from the top.  Put in fridge or somewhere to keep cold and soak for at least 24 hours.  Rinse meat off and pat dry and put in smoker until done.  I will use my pepper grinder and put some course ground black pepper on top for a little more kick.

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I got this from this site long ago.  I use brine 3 and love it.

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Fish and Game Recipes

Smoked Pike Dip


Dennis Kassube, Paul Lepisto and myself were at Roy Lake Lodge near Lake City, SD during the fall of 2004. We'd just finished videotaping a show segment on smallmouth bass and walleyes. We caught several dozen big smallies, topped off with a few fish in the 5 pound range and a few walleyes that ran to 9 pounds.

We did keep one three pound walleye to make up some walleye fingers for appetizers. Dennis had just sliced up the walleye and began deep frying the "fingers," when Chris Francis, another guest at the resort, came by. He offered us a platter full of crackers and something he called "Smoked Northern Pike Dip."

It was superb...and he later sent me the recipe, which follows.

Smoked Northern Pike Dip

Ingredients & Preparation:

One northern pike of 4 to 6 pounds. After cutting off the head and tail, punch holes in the pike's back with a sharp knife. The brine overnight in a brine of 1 pound salt, 1 pound brown sugar and 1 gallon of water.

Smoke the pike four hours at 220 degrees.

Remove the skin and "Y" bones, then mash the fish with a fork.

Add 3 tablespoons of horseradish and three tablespoons of mayo.

Spread on crackers and enjoy.
 

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recipe from tony dean website I have enjoyed in the past.

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I prefer all my fish deep fried with shore lunch and ketchup. I have eatin 17 diferent fish found in ND and they are all best deep fried.

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Another great tasting spread for crackers is cream cheese, smoked fish (Pike works great) chopped red onions a little parsley and black pepper,  best if made a day or two in advance, I prefer it on ritz crackers!

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scary man Said:
I prefer all my fish deep fried with shore lunch and ketchup. I have eatin 17 diferent fish found in ND and they are all best deep fried.

Fish and ketchup do not belong in the same sentence!!


Now thats what im talking about!!

Another good smoked fish brine is:

enough salt to float an egg in some water,
3-4 bay leaves
7-8 peppercorns
soak overnight (do not want to soak too long, will turn out real salty- 8hrs max), smoke with hickory and enjoy!!

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for northerns pickling salt and brown sugar dry brine is the best 1 cup salt and 1/2 cup brown sugar ratio make sure to rins when done curing overnite

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 fry it and eat it i borderline prefer it over walleye out of my lake anyway

 

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I've tried smoking northerns for years......just can't seem to keep em lit. For the record I dont smoke marajuana.

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odocoileus Said:

scary man Said:
I prefer all my fish deep fried with shore lunch and ketchup. I have eatin 17 diferent fish found in ND and they are all best deep fried.

Fish and ketchup do not belong in the same sentence!!


Now thats what im talking about!!

Another good smoked fish brine is:

enough salt to float an egg in some water,
3-4 bay leaves
7-8 peppercorns
soak overnight (do not want to soak too long, will turn out real salty- 8hrs max), smoke with hickory and enjoy!!

yes they do!

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