Smoked Trout or other Small Fish

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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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Either freshwater or saltwater fish weighing from 4 to 8 ounces can be smoked and totally cooked by this simple process. (We use an electric box smoker—see A Note on Home Smoking.) Smoked trout—or other fish—are, needless to say, a delicacy that commands a hefty price. If you buy fish, make sure that they are spanking fresh. If you catch them, you know they are. Frozen fish will do surprisingly well, but be sure to brine them just as soon as they are