Salmon Soy Sauce & Brown Sugar Brine

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Salmon Soy Sauce & Brown Sugar Brine

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I recently used this brine on a salmon fillet and OMG it was like eating candy!!! 🤩

I cut the recipe in half since I was only brining one 1-1/2 lb salmon fillet. It's best to do this at least a day before cooking to allow a pellicle to form on the salmon.

Makes enough brine for 1 to 2 pounds of salmon.

  • 4 cups (1 quart) spring water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (fresh ginger even better)
  1. Mix and stir all the ingredients in a non-reactive bowl until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Heating the brine shouldn't be necessary.
  2. Place the fillets skin side up in a glass baking dish. If necessary cut the fillets to fit.
  3. Pour the mixture over the fillets until amply covered.
  4. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap
  5. Allow to soak for 8 hours. Longer soak times result in a saltier product.
  6. Remove and drain off the brine from the fillet then place on a wire racked baking pan skin side down.
  7. Refrigerate and allow a pellicle to form before smoking, usually overnight is sufficient.
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