No need for any more detail or gory pictures; here's on of my latest posts over at the smoking section of the forum.

RIP Cod's Roe

It seems like the week for failures, following on from Big Dog's disaster, I've just binned 3kg of cod's roe.

No photo as after salting and smoking for over 24 hours, they looked just the same as when bought - so if you want to see what they looked like just google cod's roe!

I washed the roe's, which to be honest smelt a little like a tramp's underwear (is this normal?). They were dry salted for 6-7 hours, washed, dried overnight, and then cold smoked. After 12 hours of light smoke they looked just the same, so I upped the level of smoke (to the sort of level you'd get in a bradley) and continued. After another 12 hours or so I ran out of gas and the wretched things were still as soft and pale as when I started!

So RIP £15 of cod's roe, I'm off now to replace the tenners worth of Calor Gas I must have used.


Aw well, you can't win 'em all!

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