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Friday, 10 August 2012

Johnny Reid and some smokin.....

Who does Not just love this guy......






A reader..Simon..commts about a feller named Ben Rutz from the Ottawa Valley that wworks with his sons. Hhe was playing in the Johnny Reid video, but we couldn't see him.




I saw this and I just thought to myself...there but for the grace of God go I.....because I would so do this, in a heartbeat.....













I thought this was screamgly funny.....







I am back to smoking fish again....before smoking, ya gotta 'brine' the fish. This is means applying lots of salt and sugar. I mean LOTS...I salt and then immerse the fish in soy sauce for an overnight soak...after tossing in a bag of demerara sugar, of course. Now..in this case, damned if I didn't run out of soy sauce...what to do, what to do....I went looking in the cupboards and voila...a bottle of Pepsi! Typed out that in Google and up pop the ways to use soda in making brines. Dr Pepper and Cherry Coke are really popular with that crowd.

This is Coke...but the idea works on all sodas.


How to Marinate With Coke

















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Coca-Cola makes a great marinade on its own, but adding a few other sweet and savory ingredients such as orange juice and garlic helps to bring out the taste of the famous soda. The sugar from the Coke and acidity from the orange juice will result in perfectly tender, juicy and delicious meat. The simple marinade works especially well with steak, ribs, sausage and even chicken. Instead of drinking that next can of Coke, consider transforming it into a tasty dinner.

















so..I used Pespi.....and then I need to ensure that the fish is well covered....into the fridge with it for the night.


 


The soy jug is filled with water now and is a weight on top of some nylon cutting boards, keeping all the fish immersed.



 

 Out in the morning and it has to dry...I use fans to speed things up and even then, it's about 3 hours before the shine becomes visible. That's called the 'pellicle'..you want that..it grabs the smoky flavours.





A question that has been directed at me...what on earth do 'you' do with all the fish? To start with, I bought a Food Saver. That was the big step...then into the freezer if I am thinking waaaay ahead, as in Christmas stuff.  It'll keep for a very long time in the vacuum bags, in the freezer.






I was talking with a guy that U sed to work with..back and forth on Facebook....and I made a quick vid about the smoker and sent it to him....