View Full Version : Cold smoked dehydrated Sardines

09-03-2014, 09:37 AM
Marinated, cold smoked, dehydrated sardine fillets.
Hmmm, nothing greater with a beer.

I marinated the fillets for 15 hours in
1 liter water
100g salt
95g sugar
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp caraway seed (new this year)

They were then rinsed and cold smoked with Oak and sweet Acacia for 3 hours 20 minutes min temp : 79F, maxi : 104F, ave : 89F).

Dried for 31 hours at an average of 86F. After about 10 hours, I separated the fillets along the back and peeled off the skin.

In the marinade :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3096_zps89e814f6.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3096_zps89e814f6.jpg.html)

Next day, ready for smoking:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3097_zps63e810d4.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3097_zps63e810d4.jpg.html)

In the cold smoker :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3098_zpsf016827a.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3098_zpsf016827a.jpg.html)

After dehydrating :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3105_zps38b9a8a2.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3105_zps38b9a8a2.jpg.html)

A plate of dried sardines :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3106_zps092ca9f1.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3106_zps092ca9f1.jpg.html)

Another view :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3107_zps0d431cc8.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3107_zps0d431cc8.jpg.html)

10 vacuum packed packages of smoked sardines (the things in the 2 packages on the bottom will be described in another thread):
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3108_zps01a8114b.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3108_zps01a8114b.jpg.html)

I didn't think that last photo was clear enough so here is another on a white background:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3110_zpsf9c54a38.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Fish/Sardines/2014-08-25/100_3110_zpsf9c54a38.jpg.html)

Now all I need is an interesting sporting event on TV and a cold beer !

Thanks for looking.

I have not tasted them yet so I'm not sure if the caraway was a good idea or not.

09-03-2014, 11:11 AM
I've never tried them but, they sound very interesting. I would for sure try them. :thumbs up::thumbs up:

09-03-2014, 05:30 PM
:whathesaid: Yeah, lemme try 'em...I'll let ya know...:msn-wink: Looks good!!

09-03-2014, 09:12 PM
I'm in line too. Bring on the dried smoked fishies

09-04-2014, 04:18 AM
To give you an idea, close to 50 years ago, on a visit to the US, I tasted, in a bar, something called a "Blind Robin" which, I think was a smoked, dried herring. It is the taste that I have tried to duplicate. Without the caraway, it is pretty close.

09-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Smoked fish eats good. Never tried sardines, but I WOULD.
:thumbs up: