How to Make Smoked Bangus (Milkfish)

Materials Needed:

  • Bangus (whole)
  • Brine solution (composed of 267.03 grams of salt per liter of water)
  • Smoking trays
  • Smokehouse


  1. Wash milkfish, remove gills and viscera. Wash well then drain.
  2. Debone the milkfish.
  3. Soak in saturated brine solution for 60 to 120 minutes depending on the size of the fish.
  4. Precook in boiling 10 percent brine solution for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Dry surface until pellicle is formed
  6. Arrange in smoking trays and expose tc smoke for 30 minutes to one hour.
  7. Smoke until golden brown
  8. Cool then pack in containers

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