Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Smoking salmon

This is not quite a self-sufficiency thing as yet but rather a test of food preservation equipment, the side product of which was smoked salmon. Well, it's a good excuse anyway. I was given a food smoking kit for Xmas as we want to test it out. After all, we need to explore ways to preserve food. I don't want everything to end up in the freezer.
Over the Easter weekend, we tested out the kit on a couple of fillets of salmon. It worked wonderfully! It is however, rather small and is really designed for flavouring food for immediate consumption. We therefore won't be filling the garage with an array of food smoked to preserve it.
However we could build a bigger version for larger quantities of food, such as whole pheasants and duck which we are able to get from wild sources.

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