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Preserving a fisherman's catch extends the pleasure of a successful fishing trip with ready-to-use fish from your pantry. This recipe works for all varieties of fish, including salmon and shad, with the exception of tuna.

Level of Ease:

Advanced

Preserving Method:

Pressure Canning

You Will Need:

Directions:

  1. DISSOLVE pickling salt in water in a large stainless steel bowl to make salt-water brine. Cut fish into pieces just long enouch to fit into jars. Place fish in brine and let soak in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Drain well for about 10 minutes.
  2. PREPARE pressure canner. Wash jars, but do not heat.
  3. PACK fish, skin side next to glass, into jars to within a generous 1 inch of top of jar. Do not add liquid. Remove any visible air bubbles. Wipe rim with a paper towl moistened with vinegar. Center lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
  4. PROCESS filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 1 hour and 40 minutes for both half pints and pints, adjusting for altitude.

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