Tea Smoked Salmon Recipe, Herbs Butter Rice and Dragon Fruit Salad

Homemade smoked salmon how to cook make hot smoked salmon

Smoking is the method of cooking to  preserving food (meat, seafood, veggies,egg, tofu, etc)  and flavouring food with  smoke that produced by burning wood, rice, tea and any carbon containing materials. There are  two major tipes of smoking: cold and hot smoking.

  • Cold smoking can be done with smoking the food in low temperature, between 20 to 30 °C . This method is actually not cook  the food, that’s why the food must be throughly cured first. The smoking flavour is penetrate the skin slowly and takes longer time.
  • Hot smoking can be done with smoking the food in high temperature, between 50 to 80 °C . This method is cook  the food, that’s why the food must hang or dried a little bit to form a pellicle first to prevent the food drained out. The smoking flavour is penetrate the food directly and takes less longer time.

Smoke Salmon recipe how smoking salmon make smoked salmon

Salmon is quite expensive seasoned  fish, that’s why people want to smoking  salmon fish to prevent it get ruined. Luckily, salmon had tons of fat on it, that’s make salmon is one of the best candidate to smoking technique. Smoke flavour is actually penetrate well in the fat rather than in the protein (flesh).

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Today i’m gonna make homemade hot tea smoked salmon. Tea smoked salmon is actually the same preparation with Homemade Smoked Beef that i’ve made earlier, but i just changed the smoking flavour. Basic tea smoked salmon recipe is using tea for produced the smoke, not in the brining proccess. The best tea that suits for my licking is chinese black tea, but you can use any tea actually. Besides, i  used szechuan peppercorn and delicated smells spice like star anise and cinnamon to enrich the smoke flavour.

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Tea smoking Ingredient : tea, rice, sugar, cinnamon, szechuan peppercorn, star anise

For brining the salmon, i use honey, szechuan peppercorn, salt and soy sauce. Honey and salt function on brining is to reduce the moisture from the meat and penetrate the meat to give a nice flavouring like all szechuan peppercorn, chinese five spice and oyster sauce did. One of the most important step in hot smoking salmon is to make a pellicle/thin dried layer on the salmon to prevent any fat melted and moisture totally drained out on smoking. I choose to make this pellicle formed with putting the salmon on metal rack and set the air conditioner or fan in the higest winds as possible to expose the salmon sulface to drained the surface and make a perfect pellicle layer. Don’t forget to flip out the salmon and this process takes about 10= 15 minutes.

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  • 2 @250 gr salmon fish ( you can use fillet or steak cuts)

Tea Smoked  agent:

  • 2-3 tbsp chinese tea leaves
  • a handfull of uncooked rice
  • cinnamon, break into small pieces
  • star anise, break into smal pieces
  • 1 tbsp szechuan peppercorn
  • 1 tbsp sugar
salt curing salmon honey cure salmon cured brine recipe

Curing the salmon with salt, honey, szechuan peppercorn, chinese fie spice and oyster sauce

Homemade Smoked Salmon Curing Recipe:

  • 1 tbsp ground salt
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp szechuan peppercorn, toasted, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ngo hiang  (chinese five spice) powder
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce


How to Make Smoked Salmon :

  • Aplied all curing ingredient to the salmon fish, put in the fridge, cure for about 12 hours, flip it over every 2 hours.
  • Pat dry the salmon, some people like to gently washed it with slow running water, but i prefer not to do it
  • Put salmon into a metal rack.
  • Set your fan or air conditioner into the higest and expose the fish directly to the winds for about 10 minute until the surface had a perfect dried pellicle layer
  • Flip it once and expose it with the winds another 10 minutes.
  • Wrap the salmon with alumuniun foil and  freezer and let it rest to half frozen*optional
  • Meanwhile, scatter the tea smoking angent in the bottom of the pot
  • Set your stove to the highest flame until the smoke released  from the pot, set it into the lower flame again
  • Put a porcelain bowl/cup that filled with ice rock ( i made this the day before, this is to needed to lower the temperature a lil bit, then put in in the center of the pot
  • Take a wire rack ( i lost mine, so i use a metal plate) then stage it above the frozen cup and close it with the glass cover.

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  • Let the salmon smoked for about 20 minutes, it depends on the thickness of your salmon
  • Serve with herbs butter rice* and dragon fruit salad**
butter rice recipe herbs butter rice

Butterred rice with herbs, just perfect with tea smoked salmon!

*Herbs Butterred Rice Recipe :

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp mixed italian herbs
  • 300 gr freshly steamed rice

How to make herbs butterred rice:

  • melt the butter in a heavy bottom pan, add the mixed italian herbs
  • let is slightly boil, turn of the heat
  • Mixed the herbs butter with the rice.
  • keep warm before serving
dragon fruit salad red dragon fruit spinach salad

Dragon fruit and spinach salad with white wine vinegar and truffle oil

**Dragon Fruit and Spinach Salad Recipe :

  • 1/2 red dragon fruit, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 white gragon fruit, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 red onion, slice thinly
  • 1 1/2 cup micro greens (combine peugaga, red and green spinach)
  • edible flower
  • white wine vinegar
  • truffle oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make Dragon Fruit and Spinach Salad :

  • Mix all ingredient in a glass bowl, toss all ingredient well

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32 thoughts on “Tea Smoked Salmon Recipe, Herbs Butter Rice and Dragon Fruit Salad

  1. daku suka salmon, sukaaaa banget.. tapi kalu lama dimasak alot juga tuh.. ga bisa lamalama, dan salmon emang cocoknya dipanggang ya.. kog itu ditutup sih?

  2. itu yang biru/ungu itu bunga telong? edible flower?
    jegeg deh udah nulis resep kog ada truffle oil.. kiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmm!! sama safron ya..

    • iya mbak, bunga telang darat, klo telang yg bisa bisa buat pewarna itu telang air….
      tp kduanya sama2 edible…
      hehehe, ksinai aja mbak, aku msakin…
      aku bela2in hunting sana sini n nitip sama sini buat dapetin smuanya…*sambil maksa n memelas
      tp klo mau lengkap adanya di supermarket brg impor kyk kemchick dll

  3. hi Dedy, A warm helo from Bali

    Me first time here, Thank you for visiting my Blog.
    You have lots of great recipe collection and i enjoy browsing through your blog. I think you’re cool and a great Cook! keep it up and I will always waiting for your new recipe. Take care!

  4. maaaaas nanya dooong dua hari yg lalu saya liat cara membuat gnocchi yg simple, cuma masalahnya kok adonannya jd lengket yaaa untuk adonannya terdiri dari telur ( kuning + putihnya) kentang rebus, tepung dan garam… ada yg kurang gak yaaa, kemudian saosnya kan tdnya cair tapi kok lama lama jadi kentel dan pada saat saya panasin jg tidak mencair tetp menggumpal kira kira saya kebanyakan apanya ya

    • biasanya adonannya gnoccinya lengket krn kurang tepung n krn terlalu banyak cairannya mbak, makanya putih telur biasanya gak ditambahkan dlm adonan gnocci,,,,,
      klo sausnya terlaku kental krn kurang air atau terlalu banyak tepung dalam rouxnya (tumisan butter plus tepung)

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