Spicy salmon jerky recipe

Spicy Salmon Jerky Recipe

Salmon is a delicious and nutritious fish that can be enjoyed in various ways. Salmon is dehydrated with a spicy marinade and for a unique and tasty snack or appetizer in this recipe.

Salmon jerky is perfect for on-the-go snacking, and it’s also a great source of protein. So if you’re looking for something new to try, give this spicy salmon jerky recipe a go!

Ingredients

Ingredients for Spicy salmon jerky
Ingredients for Spicy salmon jerky

Prepearing the Salmon

For this recipe, I decided to try Salmon fish which I bought at Walmart for $8.62/per pack ($7.84/per lb.).

Our choice is atlantic salmon
Our choice is Atlantic salmon

The first step is to cut off the skin from your salmon (see below).

Cutting off skin from our salmon
Cutting off the skin from our salmon

I weighed the fish to see how much jerky we would make.

Weighing fish in grams
Weighing fish in grams
Weighing fish in oz.
Weighing fish in oz.

Now it is time to cut the salmon. Try to slice it as thin as you can.

Cutting our salmon

The next step is to make a marinade. You need to mix the ingredients listed above in the right proportions.

See the measuring cup below.

Measuring cup for coking the marinade

Now you will mix the beef and marinade together. You should wait from 6 to 24 hours. The longer you wait, the stronger flavor it has.

Mixing our marinade and salmon
Mixing our marinade and salmon
Salmon is ready for marinating
Salmon is ready for marinating

Drying the Salmon

After you marinate the salmon, it has lots of liquid, so you need to remove some. Put the salmon on a paper towel for a few minutes, and any extra liquid will be soaked up.

It is my suggestion only, but do not worry if you decide not to do it.

Placing our salmon on the paper towel
Placing our salmon on the paper towel

You can dry your salmon with a dehydrator or in an oven, or in an electric smoker.

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Fish placed on the dehydrator for drying
Fish placed on the dehydrator for drying

We dried ours with a dehydrator at 160 degrees F for 8 hours.

Our salmon jerky was delicious, and we liked it best this way. Yours may take up to 9 hours, depending on how thick it is and what taste you prefer.

Fish looks like after dehydration
Fish looks like after dehydration

We weighed fish before we cooked it. It was 15.5 oz. (457 grams). After it was cooked, it weighed less – 8oz. (226 grams). That’s why jerky is expensive!

Weighing salmon after cooking in oz.
Weighing salmon after cooking in oz.
Weighing salmon after cooking in grams
Weighing salmon after cooking in grams

Recipe

  • serves 5 people
  • preparation time: 30 minutes
  • marinade time: 8 hours
  • drying time: 8 hours
Ingredients Cost
1 lb. of salmon$7.84 per 1 lb. at Walmart
1 tablespoon lemon juice$1 per one lemon in Walmart, I used half of it equates to $0.50
1/3 cup soy sauce$1.52 for a 5 oz. container at Walmart
(1/3 cup or 3 oz. = 0.91 cents)
1 tablespoon of white sugar3 cents for 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tsp liquid smoke hickory$1.34 for a 4 oz. container at Walmart
(6 tsp per one oz. means that 2 teaspoons equate to 0.11 cents)
1 teaspoon molasses$8-9 dollar range for a 9.75 oz. container
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 tsp equates to 0.14 cents)
2 teaspoon tablespoons black pepper ground$3.98 for 3.12 oz. a container at Walmart
(6 tsp. per oz. means that 1 teaspoon equates to 0.21 cents or 0.42 cents per 2 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce$1.00 for a 10 oz. container at Wallmart
(2 tbsp per oz. means that 1 tbsp equates to 0.05 cents)
4 dashes of hot sauce$1.76 for a 9 oz. container at Walmart
5 cents for 4 dashes of hot sauce
Total Cost: $7.27/6.5 oz. (full cost: meat + ingredients)

Shot Instruction (Step-By-Step)

  1. Cut the skin off of your salmon.
  2. Cut your salmon into slices that are no thicker than ¼ inch.
  3. Mix together all ingredients for the marinade and add your salmon to a container with the marinade (place it in the fridge for 6-24 hours).
  4. Remove excess marinade from salmon with a paper towel before drying it.
  5. Dry it at 160 degrees F (7 – 9 hours) until it is cooked.
Cooked Spicy salmon jerky
Cooked Spicy salmon jerky

Last update on 2022-06-24

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