Basic recipe that can be tweaked to your liking. We serve smoked salmon with a sour cream/dill/horseradish sauce over sliced baguette to guests that rave on and on about how incredible it is. This recipe works well with halibut too!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 gallon brine
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place peppercorns in a plastic bag and seal. Crush peppercorns on a work surface using a rolling pin.

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  • Combine water, crushed peppercorns, salt, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, white sugar, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and onion powder in a large bowl; stir until sugars and salt dissolve completely.

Cook's Note:

You can heat everything to intensify flavors and help dissolving process go faster, but must cool completely before adding salmon/fish.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

2039 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 530.5g 171% DV; fat 1g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 91297.9mg 3652% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2014
I used 2 lbs side of wild Alaska salmon. Cut recipe in half marinated in refrigerator over night. Don't have a smoker so I used my grill on low about 300F for 30 min cedar planks under the fish. Let it cool to room temp. Came out terrific. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2014
I used 2 lbs side of wild Alaska salmon. Cut recipe in half marinated in refrigerator over night. Don't have a smoker so I used my grill on low about 300F for 30 min cedar planks under the fish. Let it cool to room temp. Came out terrific. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2018
SO delicious! After soaking in the brine overnight I smoked the salmon on my little stove top smoker. It works like a charm and I will be making this over and over again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2016
This is an excellent brine. I didn't use the jalapeños and used regular ground pepper. Read More
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