Coho or Sockeye

Discussion in 'Recipes, Storage and Preparation of Seafood' started by Steelhead S2, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Steelhead S2

    Steelhead S2 Active Member

    Hi guys, I am planning on doing a batch of candy and maybe some jerky this weekend (using the instructions from The Big Guy). Normally I smoke spring, but this year most of my fish is sockeye and coho. Which would you suggest I use, and why?
  2. JuandeOne

    JuandeOne Well-Known Member

    For candy and jerky, coho would be great.

    I would save the sockeye for dinners, sushi, cold smoking etc.

    Otherwise, it is up to your supply and preference. Maybe try a bit of both and compare.
  3. highlights

    highlights Active Member


    Keep in mind that sockey is such a delicate flesh. The Coho will fair better during the smoking process.

    Cold smoke for sockeye and or fresh for dinner.
  4. Steelhead S2

    Steelhead S2 Active Member

    Pretty much what I expected re coho being better for these purposes. This is the first time I've had sockeye (I am out the door with it too) and I do find it delicate. Thanks for the input guys!

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