Since I have the day off work and was unable to cook for my wife on Valentines Day I am preparing this dinner :
Recipe Name: SMOKED STEELHEAD TROUT ( SALMON )
2 Pound Steelhead Trout or Salmon filet, fresh
1/8 Cup olive oil
4 Clove garlic, diced
1 1/2 Tblsp rosemary, crushed, either fresh or dried
1 Cup Morton Tender Quick
1 Quart water
pepper to taste
Alder smoking chips, soaked in water or wine
Rinse fish in cold water. Place in glass ( not metal ) shallow roasting dish. Pour olive oil over fish, cover with minced garlic and rosemary. Rub into both sides well.
Let sit in fridge over night ( at least 8 hours ).
Make a brine of Mortons Tender Quick and water. Pour the brine into the dish with the fish and let marinate for 15 minutes per half inch thickness of fish.
Meanwhile, prepare your smoker or grill for a four hour slow burn ( 150f to start ).
Remove fish from brine and drain.
Place fish on foil shaped as close as you can to the contures of the filets. Place this on the rack of grill or smoker. Add alder chips to coals or heatbox, cover and let smoke for 2 hours. Add smoke chips as needed. Increase heat to 200f and let smoke until internal temperature reaches 165f. Remove from grill or smoker and allow to cool for 20 minutes .
Also preparing : Oven roasted potatoes with garlic and herbs, Baby carrots in Horseradish cream sauce - http://www.www.recipesecrets.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11938&highlight="Baby+Carrots" - . Rum Runners as the beverage and fudge for desert.