Salmon Jerky Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Michael Published: September 28, 2021 Modified: October 26, 2021
Salmon Jerky Recipe

 

How To Make Salmon Jerky

Sweet and chewy, this salmon jerky is made using only 4 ingredients for a delicious snack that's smoked to perfection.

Prep: 20 mins
Additional: 12 hrs
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 17 hrs 20 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs salmon, cut in strips
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup, or birch syrup

Instructions

  1. Mix the salt and sugar together. Sprinkle a thin layer of this over the bottom of a lidded container. Arrange the strips of salmon in the container in 1 layer. Cover with the remaining cure.

  2. Cover the container and let this cure in the fridge for 12 hours. Turn the container upside down once during this time, or mix the salmon pieces around, for an even cure.

  3. Remove the salmon from the cure and quickly dunk it in a large bowl of ice water to rinse off excess cure. Pat the fish dry with paper towels and set on a rack over a baking sheet in the fridge overnight if possible, or in front of a fan, or in a cool and shaded place for at least 1 hour.

  4. Fire up the smoker. Shoot for an internal temperature of about 200 degrees F. Smoke the salmon for at least 3 hours or longer until dried, but still chewy. Paint maple syrup on the fish every 30 minutes or so after 1 hour has elapsed.

  5. Put salmon jerky back on the cooling rack to return to room temperature.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

salmon salad recipe
Salad

Salmon Salad

Have a healthy and colorful meal with this salmon salad…
Total 35 mins
salmon piccata recipe
Pan-Fry & Skillet

Salmon Piccata

Salmon piccata is a tasty, less intimidating version of the…
Total 25 mins
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to