In addition to the above entries on smoked salmon
there is yet another way to produce this tasty treat. When I was growing up in Washington
state we would go to the local indian reservation in Suquamish
and watch the native americans smoke salmon.
They would do this as follows:
- Cut and split a cedar tree into long thin strips about a quarter inch on a side.
- Weave these strips into a flat container with the salmon on the inside. As I remember these "baskets" would be about four to five feet long, and perhaps a foot or so wide and just thick enough to hold the salmon which had been cut up into thin strips.
- These baskets were then set next to and over an Alder wood fire, and smoked.
There is nothing quite like Salmon prepared that way.