Salmon Jerky


Make this Salmon jerky your own with a mixture of your favorite seasonings!

  • Prep: 5 hrs
  • Dehydrate: 5 hrs


1 cup Salt (not iodized)

1/4 cup Soy sauce

Salmon filets, skin removed

2 1/2 cups Light brown sugar

1 Gallon water

Cayenne pepper, optional


1Place salt, brown sugar, soy sauce, and water into a pot. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

2Slice salmon lengthwise (not across the width) into strips ¼- to ½-inch thick. Place the salmon strips in the cooled brine and refrigerate for 8 to 10 hours to marinate.

3Drain the brine. Rinse the salmon with clean water and let drain. Pat dry with paper towels.

4Spray dehydrator racks with vegetable oil. Place salmon strips on racks, not touching so air can circulate. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste. Dry to desired doneness according to dehydrator manufacturer's recommendations.

5The drying time could take 8 hours or more, depending on the method and how dry you like the jerky.

6Store salmon jerky in an airtight container or ziptop bag.


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