Learning how to can salmon is relatively easy following these simple steps outlined below with using an electric portable burner to save your self some stove top space.
First of all we have our salmon frozen; this is pulled out the day before and cut up into nice sized chunks to fit into your canning jars. We prefer to use the small salmon jars and others use the pint sized jars. It is your own preference. Kind of like company size or personal size. So the salmon chunks are laid on a cookie sheet in the fridge ready for the next day.
The next day I will wash and sanitize my salmon jars and have them ready to be filled. Since it does take most of the day to pressure can the salmon I will use my electric portable burner to save stove top space. I will then put ¼ tsp. of non-iodized salt and ¼ tsp. of vinegar into the salmon jars. If you are using the pint sized salmon jars then you will need to double the ingredients.
Now I will put the required water into my pressure canner and set this on top of my electric portable burner so it can slowly start warming up. I will then put my snap lids into a pot of water and get them off to a good boil.
Now we put our salmon chunks into the jars. Be careful not to over fill your jars as they need a ¼ inch top space for the heat expansion. Now you need to wipe the top of your jar off so that there is no debris left to interfere with a good seal from your snap lid. I use a wet paper towel.
Place your boiled snap lid on top of your salmon jar and tighten the ring only finger tip tight. Place your salmon jars into your pressure canner and seal the top of the canner. Adjust the heat on your electric portable burner to get the pressure up. Now depending on where you live and your altitude your time for canning will vary. Ours is 90 minutes with 10lbs. of pressure.
Please remember to let the steam out of your pressure canner before you open it and remove your salmon jars. I hope you have found this article helpful in learning how to can salmon using an electric portable burner so you can save your self some stove top space.
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