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Chapter: Dried Meat: Jerky Recipes
Section: Dehydrator
Recipe: Salmon Jerky Recipe

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Salmon Jerky Recipe
I slice the filets in 1/2 cm thin slices leaving the skin on (most of the
oil is underneath the skin so you don't waste it neither oxydise it that
way ) put in the drier at body temperature and dry hard for storage and
half dried for delicacy to eat on the spot.
No need for anything else that will spoil the taste that is superb on its
own especially with coho or sockeye (the best species of salmon).
Dried that way the salmon keep its "instinctive stop" sharp and clear. If
your body metabolism don't want salmon you will know it clearly if it want
it the taste is sublime.
When you season you can bypass this instinctive response and eat something
that will become a burden on your metabolism.
I am under the impression that putting salmon in Brine or lemon juice or
whatever which interfere in the osmotic balance between inside and outside
of the cells, will use up Enzymes as well as heat, triggering all kinds of
chemical reactions  altering the originel nutrient content. By adding
honey or sugar  even more so (proteins and sugars combine)
The oil is highly oxydable, so to store dry salmon keep in air tight jar
inside the fridge in darkness.. (it is why it is so important to leave the
skin on while drying .
Once dried insert a round ended knife between the skin and the flesh, you
can easily separate the two and scrape the skin to get the fat layer. (The
best when you need that kind of fat.)

From: jean-claude on the PaleoFood list. Posted 7 Aug 2000.
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