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Christmas gifts 2010 all vac-packed

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13 10 12:34 pm    Post subject: Christmas gifts 2010 all vac-packed Reply with quote

Got all the cheese smoked and the salmon cured, cold smoked and then hot-smoked to finish it. The cheese was smoked in just under 1/2 lb chunks (cheddar and pepper jack) for just over an hour in the kettle using a can and a soldering iron. The salmon was cured using Alton Browns recipe (half of it) 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup regular sugar, 1/2 cup kosher salt. It was then cold smoked for about 2 1/2 hours and the I put it in the UDS which was no longer producing smoke, but was still hot. I cooked the salmon until the thickest part read 155, pulled it and let it cool before cutting.

Figured out how many people we were doing this for and decided who would get just cheddar and who would get a piece of each as well as who would get the salmon. Used up the whole 10' roll that came with the Foodsaver V3485, but got everything sealed and even enough for some extras.





The salmon turned out better than any I have smoked before, still juicy but great flavor if not a little salty. There was some sweetness from the sugar and possibly from the Crown Royal I brushed on before smoking.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13 10 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great to me!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13 10 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will take 2 chunks of that salmon, please. Thanks! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13 10 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That salmon looks awesome!


I'll take 1 please. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14 10 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, quick question on the vac sealing. How long can I expect both the cheese and salmon to stay good if they are left in the fridge? How about freezer?

First time doing the vac sealing.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14 10 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I get on your Christmas list? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14 10 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVonhof wrote:
Ah, quick question on the vac sealing. How long can I expect both the cheese and salmon to stay good if they are left in the fridge? How about freezer?

First time doing the vac sealing.


For me, especially if it's for other people, vac sealed held in:

Fridge - 1 week max

Freezer - years....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14 10 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cheese should be good for a month or two perhaps longer if vac sealed. The fish should be fine if it was cured, smoked, then vac packed for a couple weeks. If giving the fish as xmas gifts I would freeze first ,then put the fish and cheese in those little foam coolers you get at the dollar store and gift wrap.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14 10 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle John wrote:
How do I get on your Christmas list? Very Happy


Uncle John, you have to marry into the family in order to get on our list. Good luck with that, the only one left to marry is my sister who is a lesbian! Smile

Toga and kcmike, thanks, I will freeze the salmon.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14 10 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVonhof wrote:
Uncle John wrote:
How do I get on your Christmas list? Very Happy


Uncle John, you have to marry into the family in order to get on our list. Good luck with that, the only one left to marry is my sister who is a lesbian! Smile

Toga and kcmike, thanks, I will freeze the salmon.



Im a lesbian stuck in a mans body. Shocked



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