How To Smoke Frozen Salmon?

How long does it take to smoke frozen salmon?

The smoking and curing process will take 8-to-12 hours, depending on the outside temperature, thickness of your fillets, and the quantity of fish.

Can you smoke salmon that has been frozen?

When you freeze salmon the meat becomes more porous which in turn lets the salmon absorb both the brine and the smoke flavor better. I won’t smoke salmon until it has been frozen.

Can you freeze fish before smoking?

Properly frozen fish will still taste great (provided it was good to begin with) but not as great as fresh fish. If you have no choice, freeze it, but if you have even a week to work with leave it in the fridge for a few days, brine it for a couple days, then smoke it.

Do you have to brine salmon before smoking?

Brining the Fish

You don’t have to brine salmon before smoking it. You can just toss it in the smoker, I guess, but brining adds a lot of good things to the fish. It gives the salmon more flavor and the sweet/salty components of the brine go really nicely with the smoked flavor.