How To Smoke Salmon

Introduction

If you love smoked salmon fish as much as I do,then you would love to know exactly how it is smoked.There are many different styles of smoking salmon.Depending on your preference ,you can choose whichever you want to use.However,I believe it would be better if you adopt the style that renders delicious Salmon,right?Let us go ahead and find out what exactly do you need to make the best smoked Salmon.

What you Need To Get Started?

  • Salt-Kindly do not use regular table salt.It will not give your salmon the flavor it deserves.I recommend you find kosher salt instead.
  • Birch syrup-Salmon needs something that is so sweet as honey to supplement it.I think birch or maple syrup can add sweet flavor to you smoked salmon.
  • Wood-Following your preference you can choose cherry wood,apple wood,oak or maple wood.They all work fine but I would recommend Brinkmann wood because it goes hand in hand with Traeger smoker.
  • Traeger smoker-There a lot of smokers out there.However Traeger Timbers smoker is a nice and most favorable smoker because it smokes at a low temperature of 175F.Besides,It can tell you the temperature within the smoking chamber.
  • A big plastic container-Also make sure you get a large and flat container so that you can use it with brine.
  • A wire rack-This is exactly what you will use to dry your brined salmon.This is because it allows optimum air circulation hence speeding up the drying process.

Once you are ready to go,make sure your Salmon is cut into smaller pieces of about 1/4 to 1/2 pound each.It does not matter what kind of salmon,whether king salmon,coho,sockeye,pink salmon,dolly verden,steel head or lohantam stout.This recipe suites them all.

What ingredients Do You Need?

– 1 quart cool water.
– 1/3 cup brown sugar.
– 1/3 cup of crystal kosher salt.
– 5 pounds of salmon.
– A birch syrup.

Procedure To Follow:

  • First cure the salmon-To do this ,prepare the brine by mixing brine ingredients in a clean non-reactive plastic or glass container,cover and place it inside a refrigerator.This is to make sure that the salt is infused to the fish while moisture is completely removed.The whole process will take you up to 4 hours.Other species of salmon such as pink,silver and sockeye salmon need up to eight hours to undergo the same process.All the same ,never exceed 48 hours however big the fish might be.These would make your fish too salty.
  • Dry the salmon fish-Remove the fish out of the brine and take it to a cool place for it to dry.You can as well resort to use a fan to hurry up the process.The temperature at that particular place should not be more than 60F.Leave the salmon to dry for 2 to 4 hours until it forms a shiny skin known as pellicle.
  • Smoke your salmon-Now it is time to smoke your salmon.Put the salmon in the smoker and begin smoking it at a lower temperature as you progress upwards.Even though this is hot smoking,high temperatures are not recommended.Just control your smoker temperature from as low as 120F and slowly adjust upwards to 175F.The maximum time it will take to smoke is 4hours.
  • Baste the salmon-You said you want a sweet salmon,right?It is now time to baste it with maple or birch syrup.Remember,this is done just after every hour, while fish smoking is underway.
  • Finally,cool and store in a dry place-Once the salmon is ready,you can lay it in a cooling rack for an hour before you place it in a fridge.After it has cooled enough in the refrigerator ,you can wrap it in a plastic or vacuum-seal it for further storage if needed,otherwise you can consume.

Conclusion

Now you have an idea of how to smoke your salmon fish.Just a piece of advice, take care of high temperatures because it will ruin things.However,this is a nice recipe for you.You can choose to apply it with various kinds of salmon fish and it will give you an amazing and delicious dish.Enjoy your delicious and sweet salmon.

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Fishing For Tuna, What You Should Know

Fishing For Tuna

If you think fishing is a good hobby or you already love fish, then you need to consider fishing tuna. Tuna are tasty and beautiful types of fish found in warm waters around the world. However, you need to know that fishing and fishing tuna are two different things. Before hitting the water to fish for tuna, you need to be fully prepared, have the right gear and know what to do. Here are some the things that you need to know about fishing for tuna.

Prepare your tuna fishing gear

Before buying a fishing gear, it’s very important to research. Once you are done, invest in baits, lures, reels, rods and other fishing equipment such as a telescopic fishing rod. However, before doing anything, know the type of tuna that you are going to fish. Telescopic fishing rods are not only affordable but also long lasting when taken care of. More so, they come with suggestion covers to guide you are secure the idea. Make sure you have a quality saltwater fishing reel, that will be up for the job.

Fishing For Tuna

 

Keep your eyes open

The surface disturbance and anything floating may be of great interest. Paying attention to detail and concentration is very important when it comes to fishing for tuna. As much as you are having fun, you need to be systematic with the ocean. One of the most significant signs to look for is the bird life. You should also investigate the current lines and surrounding.

Try using a tuna fishing charter

When it comes to getting into the world of tuna fishing then a charter fishing outing is perhaps one of the best things. This is because it lets you enjoy the thrill without the need of investing a lot on the fishing gear that you may not need. More so, when you go fishing with an expert, you can learn all the tuna fishing techniques that you need to learn.

Check the fish’s stomach

Once you’ve caught some fish, it’s important to check its stomach. This will let you know what kind of bait the fish was on and what kind of lures you should use. Arranging your lure presentation in terms of the size and color of the bait can lead to more success while fishing around.

Tuna does not have any specific spots

As compared to other types of fish, tuna do not stick to one particular spot. They are constantly swimming from one place to another. However, you need to know that they always follow the current. Shipwrecks and seamounts are, therefore, some of the best spots that hold huge tuna. Since they are very strong, you need to practice well so as to land a large trophy fish.

Consult the experts

If you are fishing tuna for the first time, it does not hurt to consult an expert. That crusty guy selling you butterfish, squid and sardines may be armed with some amazing fishing tips up his sleeves. There may also be many tuna hunters online who are always willing to answer any questions that you may have. So, get the experts and ask them the questions.

Overall, whether you are a novice or an expert, tuna fishing is not only rewarding but also fun. This is especially true when you know what you are doing. The time you spend arranging and preparing will definitely pay off. If you are not sure about the best fishing gear, do not hesitate to choose a telescopic fishing rod.

Here’s a cool video with tips and tricks on how to fish for tunna

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10 Highest Paid Actors

The year 2013 was a good year for cinema, at least in terms of revenues made by movie studios and actors alike. Even though it was the studios who made all the big money, we have to bear in mind that a sizable percentage went into the pockets of 2013’s highest paid actors.

Movies like ‘The Avengers’, ‘Magic Mike’, and ‘Les Miserables’ cashed in hundreds of millions at the box office, more than a billion for The Avengers actually. So without further ado, these were 2013’s highest paid actors in Hollywood.

1. Robert Downey Jr. – $75 million

With a worldwide gross of $1,518,594,910, The Avengers became the world’s 3rd highest-grossing film. Even the honor of being the leader of the Avengers belongs to Captain America rather than Iron Man; Robert Downey Jr. certainly benefited the most from playing Tony Stark in the film. Obviously, being the only crucial actor, demanding the most money must have actually been quite easy for Robert. In fact, he remained the highest-paid actor in Hollywood in 2013 too for his appearance in Iron Man 3.

2. Channing Tatum – $60 million

Regardless of the attention that his good looks garner, time and again Channing Tatum has proved that not only is he a good Hollywood actor but is also a clever businessman. The 2002 film Magic Mike was self-financed by Tatum Steven Soderbergh, who also directed the film, and was based somewhat on Tatum’s past experiences when he began working as a male stripper. Before becoming 2013’s second highest paid actor, Channing had already bagged millions after Magic Mike’s total gross of $113,721,571.

3. Hugh Jackman – $55 million

Acting, dancing, getting ripped, kicking butt and singing are the things that Hugh Jackman does quite frequently. Hugh is best known for his role as Wolverine in all the X-Men and Wolverine films. However, last year he also showed that he can also make viewers tearful through his performance. He was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Les Miserables as Jean Valjean and the musical film earned $438 million, while Hugh Jackman ended up becoming the Hollywood’s 3rd highest paid actor.

4. Mark Wahlberg – $52 million

It was not expected, but Ted turned out to be quite a hit in 2012. The comedy film about Ted, the alive and kicking teddy bear, had a total gross of $550 million, and Mark along with Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane wound up on that year’s top 10 highest paid actors. Last year, Mark was fourth on the list, rightfully so since he has shown that he is comfortable doing both comedy and drama, and he has even earned two Oscar nominations along the way.

5. Dwayne Johnson – $46 million

Formerly known as “The Rock” in WWE, Dwayne Johnson has been a bona fide Hollywood star for quite some time, especially after he earned the fifth spot on the top 10 highest paid actors list of 2013. Merely ten weeks had passed last year when one of Dwayne’s films found its way among the top 10 at the box office. Dwayne has become the star of the show in film franchises like Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe.

6. Leonardo DiCaprio – $39 million

Quite a few of Leonardo DiCaprio’s films have not be very jolly, considering that they often end with his character’s death but they definitely earn big and become a hit at the box office. Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, a 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, grossed $250 million at the box office. Not only did it become the most successful film by Luhrmann ever but Leonardo also became the 6th highest paid actor for starring in the film.

7. Adam Sandler – $37 million

Perhaps Adam Sandler should switch over to lending his voice to more animated films, since his recent live action films did not do very well at the box office. However, surprisingly, Adam’s animated film Hotel Transylvania ended up earning $347 million at the box office, becoming his biggest hit ever. Last year, Sandler made it among the list of Hollywood’s top 10 highest paid actors because earned a lot for starring in films, such as Grown Ups 2.

8. Tom Cruise – $35 million

Tom Cruise should never be underestimated and he proved this fact after starring in Jack Reacher in 2012. It is true that the film did not receive very favorable reviews and managed to earn just $80 million in the United States. However, Jack Reacher turned out to be a hit overseas, and ended up grossing a total $217 million. The importance of foreign box office can never be ignored, and thus, Tom managed to propel to the list of the top 10 highest paid actors the very next year.

9. Denzel Washington – $33 million

The estimated net worth of Denzel Washington, who is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter is $150. His remarkable acting skills and stunning good looks certainly pay off considering the millions that he ears. Therefore, it is not surprising that he too was among Hollywood’s top 10 highest paid actors in 2013. He was nominated for an Oscar for the very first time after he had starred in Cry Freedom, and he won Best Supporting Actor award the very next year for his role in Glory.

10. Liam Neeson – $32 million

The estimated net worth of Liam Neeson is $75. Despite a tragic past, Liam’s undoubtedly a Hollywood superstar. Considering the fact that he has starred in a string of films over the years, it should seem obvious that he did manage to make it among the highest paid actors of last year. He is best known for his roles in action and thriller films, especially in the Taken films. Taken 3 is expected to release this year and Liam reprises his role as Bryan Mills.

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