Smoked Rainbow Trout is in my opinion the most delightful way to devour fresh caught rainbow trout. So how do you get those slimy fish all prepared and ready to smoke? Read on and check out the pictures to see how I do it.
First of all you will need to clean your rainbow trout.
#1 Gut the Fish
#2 Cut the head off
#3 Cut the spine out of the fish and tail off
#4 Leave Skin on Fish and Rinse
#5 You can leave ribs on or cut them off
#6 Cut the fins off
When Done they should look like this.
Next you should make your Brine to soak the fish. There are plenty of recipes online but here is one I use!
#1 You will need a large pail that can fit in your fridge
#2 1 Gallon of water
#3 1 1/3 cups canning salt
#4 2/3 cup of brown sugar
Mix all the ingredients until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Then take your fish and layer them in the brine. Place the pail into the refrigerator over night usuall…