Jerky Fish or Meat

Thought I would share some food Ideas with you all!

Whats different about this method is you use air filters and a fan to dry it out instead of cooking your Fish/meat dry. Much better than cooking at low heat to dry it out like most recipes call for


Place fish/meat in a zip-top bag, and place it in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours in order to firm up.

Remove the fish/meat from the freezer and thinly slice the fish/meat with the grain, into long strips.

Place the strips of fish/meat along with all of the remaining ingredients into a large, 1-gallon plastic zip-top bag and move around to evenly distribute all of the ingredients. Place the bag into the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.

Remove the fish/meat from the brine and pat dry. Evenly distribute the strips of meat onto 3 of the air filters(the ones you would use for your air conditioning in your house), laying them in the grooves and then stacking the filters on top of one another. Top these with 1 empty filter. Next, lay a box fan(a big one the same size as the filters) on its side and lay the filters on top of it. Strap the filters to the fan with 2 bungee cords. Stand the fan upright, plug in and set to medium. Allow the meat dry for 8 to 12 hours.

Once dry, store in a cool dry place, in an airtight container for 2 to 3 months.

Taken from Alton Brown on the food network. I saw him do it on his cooking show "Good Eats"
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alto ... index.html