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Brine Your Fish Filets for Added Flavor and Moisture

Hi Mountain Seasonings, the leading manufacturer of homemade jerky and sausage kits, Western-style seasonings, and brines, offers an incredible selection of brining mixes for fish. Brining is a simple yet often overlooked process that enhances the flavor and moisture content of fish filets, resulting in juicy, tender, and flavorful dishes.

Bringing science into the kitchen, Hi Mountain Seasonings explains the magic behind brining. When salt is dissolved in water, it dissociates into sodium and chloride ions. These ions diffuse into the food, with the chloride ions attaching to the protein filaments in the fish, giving them a slight negative charge. As a result, the filaments repel, allowing the sodium-rich water to enter the fish, adding moisture and the delicious flavor of the brine. This technique ensures that the filets remain moist during cooking.

To make the brining process even more convenient, Hi Mountain Seasonings offers a variety of brining mixes. Their Alaska Salmon Brine Mix, Wild River Trout Brine Mix, and Gourmet Fish Brine Mix are specifically designed for fish, while the Game Bird & Poultry Brine Mix and Brown Sugar Brine Mix cater to other meats and poultry. Each kit contains two packets of brine mix, making one gallon of brine each, for a total of two gallons. With a suggested retail price of $9.99, these brining mixes are a cost-effective way to elevate your culinary creations.

Not only does brining enhance the flavor and moisture of fish filets, but it also eliminates any strong fish smell that may develop after defrosting frozen fish. Hi Mountain Seasonings understands the importance of a pleasant dining experience and aims to provide solutions for every cooking scenario.

To further enhance the flavor after brining, Hi Mountain Seasonings recommends adding extra spices during the cooking process. One example is the mouth-watering recipe below, where drum filets are first brined using HMS Alaska Salmon Brine Mix and then liberally seasoned with HMS Cajun Cowboy Western Seasoning. This all-purpose seasoning, with its unique blend of salt, spices (black pepper, cayenne pepper, white pepper), sugar, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, and other ingredients, will liven up everything from potatoes to pizza. A 4.7 oz. bottle of HMS

Grilled Cajun Drum on The Half Shell

Ingredients:
Drum filets
Hi Mountain Alaskan Salmon Brine Mix
Hi Mountain Cajun Cowboy Seasoning
Olive oil

Directions:

Filet the drum, leaving the skin and scales on.
Prepare a packet of Hi Mountain Alaskan Salmon Brine according to the instructions and brine the filets for two hours.
Rinse the filets thoroughly to remove the brine. Preheat the grill.
While the grill is preheating, apply a light coating of olive oil to the meat side of the fish and add a liberal amount of Hi Mountain Cajun Seasoning.
Grill skin-side down until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees
Remove from the grill and serve immediately. The skin will slide off easily with a fork.

To inspire home cooks, Hi Mountain Seasonings offers a wide range of free recipes on their website, www.himtnjerky.com. These recipes showcase the versatility of their products and provide step-by-step instructions for creating mouth-watering dishes. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, Hi Mountain Seasonings has something for everyone.

About Hi Mountain Seasonings: Located in the heart of Wyoming, Hi Mountain Seasonings was founded in 1991 and is America’s premier manufacturer of homemade jerky and sausage kits. Hi Mountain Seasonings, has successfully captured distinct, traditional Western flavors in its jerky cure & seasonings, Western-style seasonings, bacon cures, snackin’ stick kits, dressings & dips, and much, much more. The company also offers field dressing and prep and cooking tools. For additional information, write: Hi Mountain Seasonings, 1000 College View Drive, Riverton, WY 82501; call toll-free 1-800-829-2285; or visit the company website at www.himtnjerky.com.

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