Homemade Salmon Jerky
Processing method: Food Dehydrator
Processing time: 4-8 hours (Depends on thickness of the slice)
- 1 cup salt
- 2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 1/4 pounds salmon filets, skin removed
Dehydrating salmon jerky is a simple and tasty way to preserve and enjoy this protein-rich fish. Follow these steps to create your own delicious homemade salmon jerky: Start by selecting a fresh, high-quality salmon filet. Look for a filet that is firm and has a vibrant pink color.
Next, slice the salmon into thin strips that are approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. The thinner the strips, the quicker they will dehydrate.
To add flavor to your jerky, you can marinate the salmon strips in a mixture of your choice. Some popular marinade options include soy sauce and brown sugar. Allow the salmon to marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for a more intense flavor.
Preheat your dehydrator to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lay the marinated salmon strips on the dehydrator racks, making sure to leave enough space between each strip for air to circulate.
Dehydrate the salmon jerky for 4-8 hours, or until it is dry and firm to the touch. The exact drying time will depend on the thickness of the salmon strips and the humidity in your area.
Once the jerky is fully dehydrated, allow it to cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. The jerky will keep for several weeks in the pantry, or up to 6 months in the freezer.
Enjoy your homemade salmon jerky as a snack, or as a protein-packed addition to salads, sandwiches, or other dishes. Enjoy!