Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Seems like nearly everyone that comes to Alaska during the summer plans to do some fishing. Given my skills and experience, we carefully selected the best spot to insure success. In fact, we were able to catch two silvers and a nice large halibut ... fillet at the New Sagaya's Market.

One of the silvers was intended for smoking along with a pink that our son had in the freezer. The recipe called for white wine but since I'm not a wine drinker, selection was based on brand - I thought White Truck was appropriate!

The salmon marinated overnight and then was laid out on racks over the utility sink to drain

before loading it, upside down, in the smoker.

A couple hours later, when adding the third pan of alder chips, I flipped them all over with the skin side down and continued the process.

I was pretty pleased with how they turned out - almost like the cross hatching was intentional instead of beginner's luck.

The grandson did a great job of insuring they were sealed properly. The silver will go in our freezer for the trip home, displacing the space usually reserved for ice cream. Sometimes you have to make tough choices!


  1. Great freezer priorities! They look scrumptious. And you can get ice cream anytime!

    And I bet they will taste even better since you had such a good helper sealing them. :)

    1. I have a hunch that the family stop midway home will result in increased freezer space!