Honey Glazed Smoked Salmon
|Water||8 Cup (128 tbs)|
|Salt||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Canning/Pickling)|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Onion powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Margarine/Butter melted||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Honey||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Salmon||3 Pound (fillets (8 ox. each), 1 inch thick, skin removed, cut into 3 x 4-inch pieces)|
In 5-quart glass or plastic container, combine water, salt, sugar, pepper and onion powder.
Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved.
Add salmon pieces to brine.
Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Drain and discard brine from salmon.
Rinse with water.
Pat dry with paper towels.
Arrange salmon pieces on cooling racks.
Air dry for 1 hour, or until pieces are shiny and dry.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Spray two 13 x 9-inch baking dishes with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
Arrange salmon pieces in single layer in each dish.
In small mixing bowl, combine melted margarine and honey.
Spoon honey mixture evenly over salmon in each dish.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fish is firm, basting once or twice.
Cover dishes with plastic wrap.
Chill 3 hours.
Place oven thermometer in smoker.
Heat dry smoker for 20 minutes, or until temperature registers 100°F.
Spray smoker racks with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
Arrange salmon pieces on prepared racks, spacing at least 1/2 inch apart.